May 24, 2018


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Geodesic Domes
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R. Buckminster Fuller may not have invented this kind of spherical structure, but he did patent it in 1954, using the design for the Dynamaxion House, now part of the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. He had hoped to solve the post–World War II housing crisis with this style, but it was used more for weather observatories, auditoriums, and storage facilities. Fuller’s own home in Carbondale, Ill., called RBF Dome NFP, is now preserved and open to tour groups.

Characteristics: Lattice shell structure

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