Dymaxion House

Summary

Buckminster Fuller was a multi-disciplinary designer. This house, his re-thinking of human shelter, was rooted in Fuller's understanding of industrial production -- particularly methods developed in the automobile industry and especially those advocated by Henry Ford for whom Fuller had immense admiration. More an engineering solution than a home, the structure was prototyped but never produced.

Buckminster Fuller was a multi-disciplinary designer. This house, his re-thinking of human shelter, was rooted in Fuller's understanding of industrial production -- particularly methods developed in the automobile industry and especially those advocated by Henry Ford for whom Fuller had immense admiration. More an engineering solution than a home, the structure was prototyped but never produced.

Artifact

House

Date Made

1945

Creators

Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 

Beech Aircraft Corporation 

Place of Creation

United States, Kansas, Wichita 

Creator Notes

Designed by R. Buckminster Fuller and manufactured by Beech Aircraft Corporation in Wichita, Kansas.

Dymaxion House
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Dymaxion House

Object ID

91.401.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the William L. & Marjorie M. Graham Family, Wichita, Kansas

Material

Aluminum (Metal)
Steel (Alloy)
Plastic (Organic material)

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 ft

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