Inventions of Buckminster Fuller, Part 2: The Dymaxion House

Problem: Quality housing is too expensive for the average person.
Answer: The Dymaxion House!
image Key features include:
The roof was supported by a central pillar, making the interior very spacious
The exterior was made of strong but light aluminum
They could be cheaply mass produced
They were easy to assemble
They could be packaged and shipped in a metal tube
The house was designed to be environmentally friendly, featuring a rainwater collection system, passive heating, cooling and lighting. (The prototype featured a composting toilet, but was replaced with a standard flush toilet)

Negative Aspects: The house was only available in 1 size fits all.
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     Posted By: fyshstyxx - Tue May 19, 2009
     Category: Architecture | Buildings and Other Structures | Futurism





Comments
It looks like it would make an excellent spacecraft!
Posted by Skitt in SW USA on 05/19/09 at 02:49 PM
I also didn't really see the house at first because I was looking at the goat/kid combo. What does that tell you about us?
Posted by Nethie on 05/19/09 at 06:02 PM
Wow. I was thinking of Pan myself.
Anyway, wasn't the Dymaxion house the one they used to talk about in that ride at Epcot that was all about life through the years and how we'll live in the future?
Posted by MohawkWarrior on 05/19/09 at 07:18 PM
look it's a can of humans! where's the can opener?
actually it looks like an aluminum big top.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/19/09 at 09:43 PM
Cool! I would totally live in that. When I retire and move away from people and off the grid I'll have to find me one of those...
Posted by vegas_girl in Vegas Baby!! on 05/20/09 at 04:41 PM
keith it does look like both!
vegas girl not in the desert, you'll roast in your own juices!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/20/09 at 05:08 PM
lol keith!!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/21/09 at 06:47 PM
now that's a great point mnicelady!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/22/09 at 08:51 PM
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