Restoring the 50 Foot Fly's Eye Dome!
Rendering courtesy of Explorations Architecture
BFI is excited to share the news that the 50 foot fly's eye dome is undergoing a complete restoration and will be unveiled as the centerpiece of the Toulouse Contemporary Art Festival, May 24th in Toulouse, France.
We are very grateful to Bob Rubin for his commitment to the preservation of and access to this incredible prototype - a culmination of sorts of Bucky's lifetime of research in high performance shelter. In his seminal book Critical Path Bucky writes about the Fly's Eye domes as the embodiment of "my design attention to all that I had learned not only throughout that fifty year development period [1927-1977], but in all my thirty-two earlier years."
Join us in Toulouse!