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R. Buckminster Fuller

1895-1983 American theorist, architect, engineer, author, designer, inventor and futurist.

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R. Buckminster Fuller

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U.S. Pavilion Montreal Expo 67 Buckminster Fuller, 1967

Montreal Biosphère was designed by Buckminster Fuller for the USA pavilion at the 1967 World Fair Expo in Montreal, Canada. The building originally formed an enclosed structure of steel and acrylic cells, 76 metres (250 ft) in diameter and 62 metres (200 ft) high. During structural renovations in May 1976, a fire burned away the building’s transparent acrylic bubble, but the steel lattice remained. Today, the Biosphère is a museum in Montreal dedicated to environment.

Conceived by Fuller in the late 1920's, the Dymaxion House was not built until 1945. Planned as affordable housing for veterans after WWII, they never took off and this is the only complete house remaining. It currently resides at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. I've seen it several times and this alone makes it worth the trip!

The only cartographic system patented in the 20th century.

Fuller's Dymaxion car! 30 mpg and fits up to 11 passengers.

Bucky Fuller

Ode to Buckminster Fuller print

Buckminster Fuller

Geodesic Dome - Buckminster Fuller

U.S. Pavilion Montreal Expo 67 Buckminster Fuller, 1967

Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller, Clouds Manufactured, 1968

Dymaxion House Buckminster Fuller

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Dymaxion car - 1930 Buckminster Fuller - got 30 mpg on the road in 1933!

-R. Buckminster Fuller: "There is no energy crisis, food crisis or environmental crisis. There is only a crisis of ignorance."

Buckminster Fuller Greenhouse