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Fuller Houses (R. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Dwellings and Other Domestic Adventures)

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With the publication of the Dymaxion House in 1929, Buckminster Fuller became an overnight sensation in the world of American architecture. It was an uncompromising design and spectacularly novel. The living areas were hexagonal and attached around a central supply tower, and the multistory interior was fully climate-controlled. The house was conceived as completely self-sufficient – all the necessary supply modules were contained in the tower, including water and wastewater, energy production, and air filters. The rooms were equipped with the most modern furnishings and fixtures. The approximately 150 m2 house weighed just 3 tons, cost no more than a car, and was designed to be constructed and dismantled anytime and anywhere. The house reflected Fuller’s basic technological principle, his determination to achieve the greatest possible utility at the smallest possible cost in terms of energy and materials by making use of everything that science and technology have to offer. With its self-supporting structure and self-sufficiency, it also reflected another of Fuller’s axioms: "A house should be completely self-sufficient and autonomous, just like a person". The Dymaxion House (which was only actually realized in other variants, such as the Wichita House) is widely viewed as a precursor to his geodesic domes.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Federico Neder
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    239
    Publisher:
    Prestel Publishing (September 17, 2008)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9783037781418
    ISBN-10:
    3037781416
    Weight:
    13oz
    Case Pack:
    24
    File:
    RandomHouse-PRH-20170813_061338-RH-NA-PHYSICAL-DELTA-21-20170818.xml
    Folder:
    RandomHouse
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