Fly's Eye Dome
The Fly's Eye Dome was a structure designed in 1965 by R. Buckminster Fuller. Inspired by the eye of a fly, Fuller designed the dome as his idea of the affordable, portable home of the future, with windows and openings in the dome to hold solar panels and systems for water collection, thus allowing the dome to be self sufficient. Before his death in 1983, he hand-built three prototypes of the design:
- A 12-foot prototype is currently owned by Norman Foster.
- A 24-foot prototype is currently owned by Craig Robins.
- A 50-foot prototype acquired by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas and installed in 2017.
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