Goetz Composites restores famous Buckminster Fuller dome

by admin on June 2, 2011

compositesworld.com - Racing boatbuilder Goetz Composites (Bristol, R.I., USA) on May 25 unveiled its historic restoration of one of Buckminster Fuller’s most iconic structures, the 24-ft/7.3m Fly’s Eye Dome.

Patented in 1965, Fuller created two prototypes of this structure, a 24-ft and 50-ft/15.2m dome. Fuller writes in his seminal book, Critical Path, that “the Fly’s Eye domes are designed as part of a ‘livingry’ service. The basic hardware components will produce a beautiful, fully equipped air-deliverable house that weighs and costs about as much as a good automobile. Not only will it be highly efficient in its use of energy and materials, it also will be capable of harvesting incoming light and wind energies.”  Read onImage Gallery

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