One of the past's most futuristic designs has become firmly rooted in the present, with the recently-restored Fly's Eye Dome by Buckminster Fuller in the Miami Design District, illuminated by revolutionary light-emitting diode (LED) technology from Philips.
The 24-foot, monohex, geodesic Fly's Eye Dome, patented in 1965 by R. Buckminster Fuller as a futuristic, low-cost shelter, was one of the renowned inventor/architect/environmentalist's most iconic structures, and one that he wrote would "be highly efficient in its use of energy and materials." He envisioned the structure would be used as a beautiful, fully-equipped, air-deliverable dwelling machine that would weigh and cost about as much as an automobile.
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