Geodesic Dome Test Module, Designed by R. Buckminster Fuller, 1953

Artifact

Geodesic dome

Date Made

1953

Creators

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

Allen, Harold Frederick, 1908-2001 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Ann Arbor 

Creator Notes

Designed by Buckminster Fuller and fabricated at the Aerospace Engineering Lab at the University of Michigan and tested by Dr. Harold Allen.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

93.102.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan and Professor T.A. Lee, Dr. Harold F. Allen, and Dean Robert M. Beckley

Material

Aluminum

Dimensions

Height: 29.5 in  (each "arm" is 33" long)

Length: 108 in  (bisecting triangular face plane, overall length is greater)

Weight: 42 lbs

Inscriptions

marked in grease pencil: Save Prof. Lee

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