Gallery: Donate to Save Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome Home!

 

Richard Buckminster Fuller is considered by some to be the grandfather of the American green movement – an avid inventor and professor, “Bucky” is credited as the first designer to introduce the geodesic dome to the American landscape. Fuller’s own dome-shaped house in Illinois is an educational tool that students have enjoyed for years, however it has experienced its fair share of wear and tear after decades of use and it’s in need of a renovation. Thankfully, the Fuller building has just won the Save America’s Treasure Federal Matching Grant of $125,000, which will go towards its restoration. The grant will match each and every dollar donated to the Fuller Dome Home up to $125,000 – and each $100 donation underwrites a specific triangle of the dome’s structure, giving contributors a chance to support a piece of green design history. Donate today!

According to government rules, the restoration of Fuller’s home must be finished by the end of the year. Once the building is finished (with the help of generous donations), new education and outreach programs will be implemented, in addition to a “living” museum of the famous professor’s home – including his extensive library. Next year, the nonprofit plans to introduce an artist and scholar in residence program as well, keeping Fuller’s dreams of education and innovation alive throughout the community. Donations are now being accepted on the dome’s website, so donate today and pick out your triangular piece of history!

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  1. Roan Carratu March 7, 2012 at 10:09 am

    It would be far more relevant and useful to humanity to not just renovate a single dome home, but to recreate the industry that Fuller envisioned to produce the dome home in the first place. That would make better housing, cheaper housing, easier built housing, faster built housing, and less environmentally destructive housing than any current housing industry. Comprehensive Anticipatory Design Science is the future of our species and the only way we can become wildly more prosperous on a global scale while also becoming eco-harmonious so the ecology can also flourish. Is this not the goal that Buckminster Fuller started out to accomplish, knowing he would not see the end result of it? Since when did responsible practical design become ‘Utopian’? Something to consider!

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