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.[1] Before his death in 1983, he hand-built three prototypes of the design:

A new version of the Fly's Eye Dome standing at 24 feet was built in 2014 in Miami under guidance from The Buckminster Fuller Institute.[5]


  1. ^ "Buckminster Fuller's Fly's Eye Dome installed in Miami". Dezeen. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  2. ^ "The Fly's Eye Dome". OpenBuildings. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  3. ^ "Arkansas museum acquires "giant Wiffle ball" style glass dome". Arkansas Online. Retrieved 2016-12-30.
  4. ^ Churchwell, Marta. "Marta Churchwell: Dome a highlight of sculptures at Crystal Bridges". Joplin Globe. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  5. ^ "Dymaxion Forum | The Buckminster Fuller Institute". Retrieved 2015-12-03.

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