Dymaxion House

Online Exhibit

Dymaxion House

Grade Levels: 4-6, 7-8

Resource Description

Online Exhibit. Explore R. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion House - the only surviving prototype of Fuller's vision for mass-produced, affordable housing.  

Curriculum Connection

Dymaxion House

Grade Levels: 4-6, 7-8

Resource Description

Expanded, full-text description of Michigan Grade Level/High School Content Expectations and National Standards for Dymaxion House online exhibit.  

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Dymaxion House

Grade Levels: 4-6, 7-8

Resource Description

A description of Girl Scout Transforming Leadership Outcomes for the Dymaxion House online exhibit.  

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Artifact Related to this Resource

Dymaxion House

  Details
Artifact

House

Date Made

1946

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.

Object ID

91.401.1

Credit

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

Dymaxion House
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Dymaxion House

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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Dymaxion House at its 1948-1991 Site, near Andover, Kansas

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Dymaxion House at its 1948-1991 Site, near Andover, Kansas

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

Artifact

Photographic print

Creators

Unknown 

Object ID

P.B.108399

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Related Objects

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Dymaxion House at its 1948-1991 Site, near Andover, Kansas

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

VIEW CALENDAR

  Details

Dymaxion House at its 1948-1991 Site, near Andover, Kansas

  Details

Dymaxion House at its 1948-1991 Site, near Andover, Kansas

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

Artifact

Photographic print

Creators

Unknown 

Object ID

P.B.108389

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Related Objects

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Dymaxion House at its 1948-1991 Site, near Andover, Kansas

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

VIEW CALENDAR

  Details