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50-Foot-Tall Buckminster Fuller “Fly’s Eye” Dome to Be Erected in Arkansas

16:10 - 26 January, 2017
50-Foot-Tall Buckminster Fuller “Fly’s Eye” Dome to Be Erected in Arkansas, 3D computer rendering of Buckminster’s Fly’s Eye Dome as it will appear on the North Lawn at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. (View from Early 20th Century Gallery Bridge.). Image Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
3D computer rendering of Buckminster’s Fly’s Eye Dome as it will appear on the North Lawn at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. (View from Early 20th Century Gallery Bridge.). Image Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

One of Buckminster Fuller’s visionary housing structures is set to be erected at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. The 50-foot structure, known as the “Fly’s Eye Dome” is the largest of only three original prototypes hand-fabricated by Fuller during his lifetime.

Crystal Bridges Museum Store / Marlon Blackwell Architect

01:00 - 16 January, 2013
Crystal Bridges Museum Store / Marlon Blackwell Architect, Courtesy of Timothy Hursley
Courtesy of Timothy Hursley

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712, United States
  • Design Team

    Marlon Blackwell, Meryati Johari Blackwell, Michael Pope, Bradford Payne, Jonathan Boelkins, Stephen Reyenga, William Burks, Angela Carpenter, Casey Worrell
  • Project Year

    2011