Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was an American architect,engineer, author, designer,inventor, educator and futurist.His work focused on creatinginexpensive, energy-savingshelters and modes of transportation, based on the ideathat every human on “SpaceshipEarth” could enjoy a higherstandard of living than ever achieved before, if we onlyuse our resources with optimum efficiency. He is mostrecognized for his innovation of the Geodesic Dome.
The Invention of the Geodesic Dome
Followingexperiments in the late1940’s, BuckminsterFuller was awarded apatent for the geodesicdome in 1954. Thegeodesic domeappealed to himbecause of its ability toenclose spaces with thegreatest volume for theleast surface area usinglightweight materials.