BFI’s Newly Commissioned Fly’s Eye Dome Featured in Domus
We are honored to be featured in a new article in the renowned architectural and design magazine, Domus. The piece details the Miami Design District’s open-air mall, the centerpiece of which is our newly commissioned 24 foot Fly’s Eye Dome. Completed in December, the dome project was a highlight of Design Miami’s 10th anniversary. Developer Craig Robins commissioned the dome as the centerpiece of the Design District, and it is already attracting tens of thousands of visitors weekly. If you are in Miami, be sure to visit and send us your photos!
From the article:
“While the Design Miami fair celebrates its tenth anniversary, the Miami Design District continues to expand with ever more ambitious commissions: from Marc Newson to Aranda Lasch and Konstantin Grcic. Concluding with a reproduction of the Fly’s Eye Dome by Buckminster Fuller.”
“The Miami project is a two-storey structure in steel and glass that features various different shades of blue, “I wanted to reproduce the Miami sky and portray the notion of transparency that is an obvious reference to water, always so present in this city. I wanted to combine rain and sunshine. I’m pleased with the building, I wanted these arches to create the illusion of walking under a waterfall.”
“Right in the heart of the small piazza, surrounded by a pool of (real) water, sits a reproduction of the Fly’s Eye Dome by Buckminster Fuller while close by stands the Design District Event Space, a space of over 400 mq dedicated to temporary exhibitions designed by New-York-based architects Aranda/Lasch, a clear homage to what is known as tropical modernism: “It is always the context that inspires the architecture. The decorations on the facade refers to the traditional architecture of the city. This building fully reflects our vision of Miami, a place that allows architecture to be open, for this reason we have built a flexible system of sliding doors in solid wood by Merbau that can disappear completely. America has a bad reputation when it come to public spaces”, explains Benjamin Aranda.”