John Keal for Brown Saltman
The red knob makes it.
Prince is a native of Albuquerque. He studied architecture at ASU and worked with Bruce Goff, including assisting Goff on with the Pavilion for Japanese Art at LACMA. He completed the design and supervised the construction after Goff's death.
This is Bart Prince in front of his house, where he still lives. In September, a burglar broke in and shot Lee Wilson, who lives with Bart. He survived the shooting and hopefully he's doing well. Read the horrible story, here.
The Dome House, 1949, in Cave Creek Arizona, by Paolo Soleri and Mark Mills. Both were former apprentices under Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West. The house was commissioned by Lenora Woods, who would soon become Paolo's mother-in-law.
I've been near the house in the past. However, this time I wasn't just snooping. Docomomo hosted a tour, which was led by Director of Paolo Soleri Studios, Roger Tomalty.
The initial design had an opaque section that was manually rotated for shade.At some point the rotating mechanism broke, so the top has been modified to shield the sun. The cooler was added and now doesn't function. It would be great to see it removed.