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Monday, December 3, 2012

Dymaxion House

Interior view of Buckminster Fuller’s “Dymaxion” house. Photographer: John Philips - 1941  
The Dymaxion House made Fuller suddenly famous on the American architectural scene. The house was a turn away from the orthogonal plan, hexagonal symmetry, a tripod supporting pole in the center from which cables stretch out to the decks- like spokes and a rim from the hub of a wheel. The outer walls of vacuum casein elements are a non-load-bearing screen - opaque, transparent, or translucent. The rooms are lit indirectly by a system of mirror prisms. Publication : 1929
Production : Wichita, Kansas : 1944 - 1945
Interior view of Buckminster Fuller’s “Dymaxion” house. Photographer: John Philips - 1941
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