Dymaxion House | Design: R. Buckminster Fuller
“Bucky” Fuller was a philosopher-inventor-designer who created the Dymaxion House, a geodesic dome. Considered as one of the founders of the environmental design movement, Bucky made it his life’s mission to conserve the Earth’s resources to avoid ecological disaster. The 1,100 sq. ft. Dymaxion House was conceived in the 1920s but wasn’t realized until 1945. It was his solution for a mass-produced, affordable, transportable, and environmentally efficient house. The word “Dymaxion” was coined by combining parts of three of Bucky’s favorite words: dynamic, maximum, and ION. The house used tension suspension from a central column or mast, sold for $6,400, and could be shipped worldwide in its own metal tube. Toward the end of WW II, Fuller attempted to create a new industry for mass-producing Dymaxion Houses. The house is currently diplayed at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
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