Buckminster Fuller was an American neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. He is most widely known for helping popularize the geodesic dome. One of his designs, the Fly’s Eye Dome created in the 1970’s, wound up in the hands of Miami Design District Developer, Craig Robbins of Dacra. This original dome is temporarily on display at the Perez Art Museum, however, a replica has been fabricated and is installed in the newly constructed, Palm Court project. Palm Court is part of the Miami Design District; both striving to achieve LEED Gold certifications. The replica was fabricated by Goetz Fabrications. They simplified the design to decrease the number of molds required. The dome now acts as the pedestrian entrance to the parking garage in the Design District. It is a true modern marvel, proving that Fuller was far ahead of his time. A full article on the replication and production of the Fly’s Eye Dome can be seen here, at Architect’s Newspaper.
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