Inventions of Buckminster Fuller, Part 4: The Dymaxion Bathroom
This was the finishing touch to Fuller's Dymaxion House.
The following is a direct quote about the dymaxion bathroom from The Buckminster Fuller Institute:
"Worried by the poor sanitation, inefficiency, and high cost of bathrooms, Bucky came up with a solution in 1936.
The four, stamped sheet metal or molded plastic sections are each light enough to be carried by two workers. They'll fit up tight staircases and through narrow doors, allowing retrofitting in existing structures. All the appliances, pipes, and wires are built-in, limiting on-site construction to mere hook-up.
With the sections bolted together, the interior has no germ-harboring nooks, crannies, grout cracks or anything that can rot. Large-radius corners make germicidal swabbing easy and complete. Downdraft ventilation draws fumes and steam to the undersink vent. Both sink and (deep) bath-shower are arranged to ease the care of children and seniors. The mirror doesn't steam up, the sink doesn't splatter, and the toilet paper stays dry."
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
The man was nothing if not efficient.
Posted by Nethie on 06/03/09 at 11:56 AM
The idea was that when your bathroom needed to be cleaned, you could just spritz it with bleach and hose the whole room down. The whole room was made of 1 large piece, so all the water would just go down the floor drain and wouldn't leak into other rooms. The TP had a special dry compartment. I probably should have clarified that.
Posted by Matt in Florida on 06/03/09 at 06:06 PM
This and the house it was made to fit,both killed by inflexible
building codes! and unions afraid of losing work!
Posted by Tyrusguy on 06/04/09 at 06:43 PM
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