Jill Fehrenbacher

INHABITAT LOVES BUCKY

by , 01/02/06



Who doesn’t love Buckminster Fuller – the utopian American architect, designer, philosopher and inventor of the Geodesic Dome? We thought we’d engage in a little shameless self-promotion and express our excitement at recently being written up on the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s website.

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We can’t help but admire Bucky, and you should too. Here’s why…


Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was a visionary American inventor, engineer, architect, mathematician, designer, and philosopher who believed technology could save the world from itself, providing it was properly used. Fuller dedicated his life to determining how humanity could survive peacefully and sustainably on the planet. Considering himself an average individual without a lot of money or even an academic degree, Fuller chose to devote his life to this question, trying to find out what a single individual could do to improve humanity’s condition.

Although Bucky was often dismissed as a utopian dreamer, there’s no denying the appeal of his syncretic vision and his unflagging optimism, both of which can serve as an inspiration during troubled times.

+ Buckminster Fuller Institute
+ The Planet’s Friendly Genius
+ Buckminster Fuller on Wikipedia

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7 Comments

  1. Inhabitat » MICKE... July 30, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    [...] living, no cars and no private ownership. Much of the design of the park is lifted straight from Buckminster Fuller’s ideas and drawings, including the massive geodesic sphere which now houses theme park rides. Sounds like it would be [...]

  2. Inhabitat » MICKE... July 24, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    [...] living, no cars and no private ownership. Much of the design of the park is lifted straight from Buckminster Fuller’s ideas and drawings, including the massive geodesic dome which now houses a roller coaster. Sounds like it would be [...]

  3. Inhabitat » Blog ... April 27, 2006 at 5:45 am

    [...] With floods and hurricanes on the brain, we always take note of houses that can float if waters start rising…Flexibility in the face of disaster can be a saving grace. This Bucky-esque dwelling is shaped like a soccer (aka…FOOT)ball. [...]

  4. Jochen Hartmann January 24, 2006 at 11:09 pm

    Great posting !

  5. Karen Simmons January 5, 2006 at 3:51 pm

    Would love to read all the text, but a photo is overlapping it.

  6. jimmy January 3, 2006 at 9:52 pm

    congratulations! that. is. awesome.

    …when you were listing the many achievments of R. Buckminster Fuller, you left out poet!
    check it out: http://jamestamp.com/2005/05/r-stands-for-romantic.html

  7. angela m January 3, 2006 at 9:25 pm

    i love him… thanks for posting this!

    an extensive FAQ on R. Buckminster Fuller
    http://www.cjfearnley.com/fuller-faq.html

    a book that I’ve been reading…
    Sieden, Lloyd Steven. Buckminster Fuller’s universe : an appreciation /
    Lloyd Steven Sieden; foreword by Norman Cousins. — New York :
    Plenum Press, c1989. xvii, 511 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Includes
    index. Bibliography: p. 449-498.

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