Unique "Bucky Dome" On View

One of the few remaining prototypes for Buckminster Fuller's "autonomous dwelling machine" - a 24 ft geodesic dome - has been restored and is on view now in Miami's Design District.

Design Miami co-founder Craig Robins paid to restore the dome, which had been owned by the Buckminster Fuller Institute.

"The early-1970s structure is a "Monohex" dome and one of only three prototypes of Fuller's "autonomous dwelling machine" (architect Norman Foster owns a 12ft version and the Fuller institute has a 50ft one)," writes Emily Sharpe.


A Fuller Fly's Eye Dome (not the one on view in Miami)

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