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Buckminster Fuller’s sparkling Fly’s Eye Dome unveiled in Miami

Buckminster Fuller’s sparkling Fly’s Eye Dome unveiled in Miami

Buckminster Fuller's patented prototype for low-cost portable dome housing, designed in 1965, has just been reproduced and installed in the Miami Design District for this year's Design Miami. A 3d

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INTERVIEW: HOK’s Yann Weymouth Discusses Designing the Hurricane-Resistant Salvador Dalí Museum

INTERVIEW: HOK’s Yann Weymouth Discusses Designing the Hurricane-Resistant Salvador Dalí Museum

This article was originally published in October of 2011. Earlier this year we reported on the opening of the stunning Salvador Dalí Museum located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The museum is home to

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BFI Announces Seven Pioneering Finalists for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

BFI Announces Seven Pioneering Finalists for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

The Force Majeure The Force Majeure is a large-scale, holistic response to global warming and accelerated resource exploitation. Created by world-renowned artists Helen and Newton Harrison, the project

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Incredible Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Bioclimatic Dome Shows Off the Power of Digital Prefabrication

Incredible Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Bioclimatic Dome Shows Off the Power of Digital Prefabrication

To symbolize the global network of digital fabricators, the design of the Endesa World Fab Condenser is based on a Dymaxion world map, a flattened projection of Earth created by Buckminster Fuller. The

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Vertecology Hanging Garden Lets Urban Dwellers Grow Gardens in Small Spaces

Vertecology Hanging Garden Lets Urban Dwellers Grow Gardens in Small Spaces

Got an itchy green thumb for an organic garden but not the space to support it? Introducing the Vertocology Hanging Garden, a vertical structure created by Eugene-based Mark Scott Lavin that's perfect for

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Chinese Developer Unveils Plans for Cloned Austrian Village Complete With Imported Alpine Air

Chinese Developer Unveils Plans for Cloned Austrian Village Complete With Imported Alpine Air

Following in the footsteps of the world's first cloned village, a Chinese developer has announced plans to build yet another copy of the historic Alpine town of Hallstatt to offer an idyllic rural retreat

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Buckminster Fuller’s Dome House to be Repaired & Transformed into Museum

Buckminster Fuller’s Dome House to be Repaired & Transformed into Museum

On April 19th, restoration work will begin on the world’s first geodesic dome home in Carbondale, Illinois. The house was built in 1960 by the inventor Buckminster Fuller and his wife, Lady Anne, in

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Ninety-Nine Failures Pavilion is Built from Ninja Star-Shaped Steel Pillows

Ninety-Nine Failures Pavilion is Built from Ninja Star-Shaped Steel Pillows

The Digital Fabrication Lab is an initiative founded by architect Kengo Kuma and Yusuke Obuchi to explore architectural innovations through experimentation. The third non-programmatic pavilion undertaken

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Students Design a Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Pavilion for Baltimore’s Artscape Festival

Students Design a Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Pavilion for Baltimore’s Artscape Festival

The geometric canopy, which echoes Fuller’s iconic geodesic dome, was designed to use as little material as possible. The frame was made from light weight EMT, a metal used for electrical raceways that

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The BFI Announces the 2013 Semi-Finalists for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

The BFI Announces the 2013 Semi-Finalists for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

This week the Buckminster Fuller Institute announced the 19 semi-finalists that will take part in the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. The competition recognizes projects that solve some of humanity's

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Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Gold Dome To Be Preserved As Historic Site in Oklahoma

Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Gold Dome To Be Preserved As Historic Site in Oklahoma

This isn’t the first time the historic building has been saved from destruction. In 2001, the building was slated for demolition due to issues ranging from asbestos to a broken HVAC system. The iconic

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Roskilde Plywood Dome is a Large Geodesic Structure Inspired by a C240 Molecule

Roskilde Plywood Dome is a Large Geodesic Structure Inspired by a C240 Molecule

The first version of the dome was designed in 2011, as a structure that could be used as the festival’s facility in subsequent years. It was a modular, easily-assembled structure that functioned as a

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Oklahoma City Developer Offers $100,000 to Anyone Who Will Take His Geodesic Dome

Oklahoma City Developer Offers $100,000 to Anyone Who Will Take His Geodesic Dome

Buckminster-Fuller's ground-breaking geodesic domes might have been technologically revolutionary and highly efficient, but that doesn't mean that it's easy to find a roofer to maintain them. For that

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N55’s Walking House is a Modular, Self-Sufficient Dwelling for Modern Nomads

N55’s Walking House is a Modular, Self-Sufficient Dwelling for Modern Nomads

The Walking House enables people to live a peaceful nomadic life, moving slowly and gathering energy from the wind and sun. Its six autonomous legs are design to walk on any surface, with minimal impact

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Donate to the Buckminster Fuller Institute and Get a Rare 4D Tower Light Projections Poster!

Donate to the Buckminster Fuller Institute and Get a Rare 4D Tower Light Projections Poster!

The Buckminster Fuller Institute, a non-profit dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions which radically advance human well being and the health of our planet's ecosystems, is

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The Living Building Challenge Wins the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

The Living Building Challenge Wins the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

Living Building Challenge founder Jason McLennan What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place? It seems a far cry from our current situation, right? Lofty thought

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The Living Building Challenge is Once Again a Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalist

The Living Building Challenge is Once Again a Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalist

LBC has five imperatives, each of which has to be met and maintained for a full 12 months before a building can be certified as "living." Those imperatives are as follows: a building has to generate all

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Semi-Finalists for the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Announced!

Semi-Finalists for the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Announced!

This year's semifinalists range from familiar topics like Earth Hour and the Living Building Challenge, to a project that produces fuel and fertilizer from agricultural waste in Africa. A couple of teams

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Donate to Save Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome Home!

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

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Montreal’s Biosphere Environmental Museum Resides Inside Massive Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome

Montreal’s Biosphere Environmental Museum Resides Inside Massive Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome

The Biosphere is one of the only museums of its kind, dedicated solely to the environment and environmental education. Each of the halls in the museum are dedicated to a series of rotating exhibitions,

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50 Year Old Buckminster Fuller Project Gets a $7 Million Upgrade

50 Year Old Buckminster Fuller Project Gets a $7 Million Upgrade

The Ohio Historic Preservation Office in Columbus and the National Park Service in Washington, D.C. were responsible for making sure that Dimit Architects - who were brought on board to mostly service the

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Fantastical New Salvador Dalí Museum in Florida is Also Hurricane Resistant

Fantastical New Salvador Dalí Museum in Florida is Also Hurricane Resistant

To house such a spectacular collection, HOK designed the museum to complement the art, and give visitors a "Dalí-esque" experience, but at the same time protect the work from any foreseeable danger,

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2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalists Announced!

2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalists Announced!

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller’s words are a perfect guideline for the

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Bucky Bar Built From Umbrellas is a Pop-Up Party

Bucky Bar Built From Umbrellas is a Pop-Up Party

DUS Architects and the Studio for Unsolicited Architecture offer shelter from the storm with their incredible pop-up Bucky Bar made entirely from umbrellas. Built from orange umbrellas in a very

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12-Year-Old Whiz Kid Makes Homeless Shelter from Trash

12-Year-Old Whiz Kid Makes Homeless Shelter from Trash

We're big fans of Buckminster Fuller's legacy of uber-efficient domes here at Inhabitat, so imagine our excitement when we heard that 12-year old whiz kid Max Wallack recently developed a sturdy geodesic

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MTRL: A New Material Resource for Designers

MTRL: A New Material Resource for Designers

The design community has a valuable new resource with the recent launch of Mtrl - an industry initiative aimed at providing designers with "material about materials." The brainchild of ASM

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MOBILE LIVING

MOBILE LIVING

Sunday night we attended the Mobile Living event, which proved to be a smashing example of a well-conceived hybrid exhibition. The theme "mobile living" took a comprehensive view, including not just

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INHABITAT LOVES BUCKY

INHABITAT LOVES BUCKY

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

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