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AD Classics: The Dymaxion House / Buckminster Fuller

The Dymaxion House was a futuristic dwelling invented by the architect and practical philosopher R. Buckminister Fuller - who would have turned 118 today. The word ?Dymaxion,? which combines the words dynamic, maximum and tension, was coined (among many others) by Fuller himself.

Bucky and the Dymaxion © Bettmann/Corbis via britannica.com

The Dymaxion House was a futuristic dwelling invented by the architect and practical philosopher R. Buckminister Fuller - who would have turned 118 today. The word ?Dymaxion,? which combines the words dynamic, maximum and tension, was coined (among many others) by Fuller himself.In 1920 Fuller wished to build a sustainable autonomous single family dwelling, the living machine of the future. Although never built, the Dymaxion's design displayed forward-thinking and influential innovations in prefabrication and sustainability. Not only would the house have been exemplary in its self-sufficiency, but it also could have been mass-produced, flat-packaged and shipped throughout the world.More on this revolutionary design after the break... Read more »

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Source: Archdaily
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