Over the last decade it has assumed an iconic presence in henry ford museum. The dymaxion house was a futuristic dwelling invented by the architect and practical philosopher r.
The wichita house was a project fuller took during wwii in trying to produce cost effective dwelling for everyone.
Dymaxion house. Inspired by his 1927 idea for a mass produced house the dymaxion house built in 1946 in wichita. This automobile the first streamlined car could cross open fields like a jeep accelerate to 120 miles 190 km. His first dymaxion design was based on the design of a grain bin.
Buckminister fuller who would have turned 124 today. Conceived by visionary architect r. A dymaxion deployment unit ddu or dymaxion house is a structure designed in 1940 by buckminster fuller consisting of a 20 foot circular hut constructed of corrugated steel looking much like a yurt or the top of a metal silo.
The dymaxion house was a structure built around a central post that was embedded into the ground like a large stake. Conceived and designed in the late 1920 s but not actually built until 1945 the dymaxion house was fuller s solution to the need for a mass produced affordable easily transportable and environmentally efficient house. The dymaxion house was completed in 1930 after two years of development and redesigned in 1945.
His prototype for this future was the dymaxion house part of his dymaxion line of inventions. The word dymaxion which combines the. Army commissioned fuller to send these housing units to the persian gulf.
The roof and the floor were suspended off the central mast by several steel cables and were tethered to the ground by cables. Buckminster fuller wanted to mass produce a bathroom and a house. The interior was insulated finished with wallboard portholes and a door the dome like ceiling has a hole in the top and a cap for ventilation.
To some people it s a giant hershey s kiss. Buckminster fuller as the home of the future the dymaxion house was designed to be the strongest lightest and most cost effective housing ever built. During world war ii the u s.
Air deliverable house later called the dymaxion house which had its own utilities. He designed in 1928 and manufactured in 1933 the first prototype of his three wheeled omnidirectional vehicle the dymaxion car. The dymaxion house made fuller suddenly famous on the american architectural scene.