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Spotlight: Buckminster Fuller

Posted On: Jul 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

Spotlight: Buckminster Fuller

Montreal 1967 World's Fair, "Man and His World," Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome With Solar Experimental House, 2012. Image © Jade Doskow
Pioneering radical Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller , an inventor, architect and the second president of Mensa, had a massive impact on the architecture and popular culture of the latter 20th century. Most famous for popularizing the geodesic dome , Fuller is also known as the father of sustainability , and was driven by his intention “to make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or disadvantage of anyone.”
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Born in Massachusetts , Fuller's talents for invention became clear during his early childhood, building his own tools and creating a new method of propelling rowing boats with an umbrella when he was 12. Building on this knowledge to attend Harvard University , Fuller was expelled not...

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