Archinect - News 2014-04-24T14:46:07-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/96095418/world-s-first-geodesic-dome-home-built-by-buckminster-fuller-to-become-museum World's first geodesic dome home, built by Buckminster Fuller, to become museum Archinect 2014-03-20T12:30:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T19:29:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7fb6mx9osnnw8hu5.jpg" width="514" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On April 19 there will be a groundbreaking near Southern Illinois University to celebrate the restoration and preservation of the world&rsquo;s first geodesic dome home, originally built by Buckminster Fuller and his wife, Lady Anne, in 1960. The ceremony at the Fuller Dome Home in Carbondale will be open to the public, free of charge, and will include a tour and the opportunity to view rare artifacts.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6k2uke47za6jlst.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78244851/editor-s-picks-326 Editor's Picks #326 Nam Henderson 2013-07-30T10:54:00-04:00 >2013-07-31T12:01:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wj/wjatf9eztpcpoazx.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In her recently published <strong>Op-Ed</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/7473497/ann-lui" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ann Lui</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/77746690/op-ed-thoughts-on-naivete-as-design-method-or-why-our-entry-didn-t-have-a-6-curb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reflected on the experience of receiving a jury citation</a>, for her and her partner&rsquo;s entry in the 2013 Burnham Prize Competition: NEXT STOP-Designing Chicago BRT Stations.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/38gzp8m0pkpvlu0b.jpg" title=""><br><br> She concluded "<em>So submit the competition that doesn&rsquo;t have a properly sized curb &mdash; and in fact doesn&rsquo;t have a curb at all. This is a defense for the projects that have balloons, trees on skyscrapers, and blimp docking stations. It is also a defense for every detail a designer developed and then translated into reality</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;was moved "<em>Beautiful. I love this so much. It's ultimately an optimistic profession, even with knowing how little we know (and I say this after 28 years in the discipline - still learning)</em>".<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77689570/gezi-park-monument-by-studio-vural" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York-based Turkish architect Selim Vural, founder of architecture and interior design firm Studio Vural, shared his design for a Gezi Park Monument, with Archinect</a>. The memorial commemorates the recent protests on Istanbul's Taksim Square.</p> ... http://archinect.com/news/article/61462406/world-s-biggest-ski-dome-anyone-design-by-cebra World’s Biggest Ski Dome, Anyone? Design by CEBRA Alexander Walter 2012-11-15T17:41:00-05:00 >2012-11-16T18:27:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7n/7ni64rtydxme2mq9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish firm CEBRA has shared with us its adventurous project Skidome Denmark, a vision for the 'world&rsquo;s biggest ski dome' in the city of Randers, Denmark.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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>