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Construction — Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome

Russian engineers give Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome a fractal makeover

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Russian engineers give Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome a fractal makeover

Russian engineers give Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome a fractal makeover The geodesic dome, a way of making spherical structures out of triangular elements, has been given a 21-century redesign by two Russian engineers armed with modern computers. The dome was developed in Germany in the 1920s, and taken up by legendary US designer Buckminster Fuller in the 1940s as a solution for America’s housing shortage. The idea was to use factories that previously made aircraft to prefabricate the domes. Fuller’s business venture failed, but many domes have since been built, often as statement pieces with ecological import, such as the...

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