Archinect - News 2014-08-23T13:32:18-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/7716179/bucky-s-fly-s-eye-dome-now-fully-restorated Bucky's Fly's Eye Dome Now Fully Restorated Alexander Walter 2011-05-26T14:41:13-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/77/77t0j6e4mdzybsfg.jpg" width="514" height="531" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Restoration work on one of Buckminster Fuller&rsquo;s most iconic structures, the 24 foot Fly&rsquo;s Eye Dome, was completed yesterday, and the restored dome was unveiled to the public at <a href="http://goetzboats.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Goetz Composites</a> in Bristol, RI.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Patented in 1965, Fuller created two prototypes of this structure &ndash; a 24 foot and 50 foot dome. Fuller writes in his seminal book, <em>Critical Path</em> that &ldquo;the Fly&rsquo;s Eye domes are designed as part of a &lsquo;livingry&rsquo; 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.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The 24 foot dome has undergone extensive restorations in an effort to return the dome to its original condition by the renowned Bristol, RI-based Goetz Composites, fabricators of some of the most successful race boats in the world including three of today&rsquo;s m...</p>