Federico Neder

Fuller Houses

R. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Dwellings and Other Domestic Adventures

With the publication of the Dymaxion House in 1929, Buckminster Fuller became an overnight sensation in the world of American architecture. It was an uncompromising design and spectacularly novel. The living areas were hexagonal and attached around a central supply tower, and the multistory interior was fully climate-controlled. The house was conceived as completely self-sufficient – all the necessary supply modules were contained in the tower. The rooms were equipped with the most modern furnishings and fixtures. The approximately 150 m2 house weighed just 3 tons, cost no more than a car, and was designed to be constructed and dismantled anytime and anywhere. The house reflected Fuller’s basic technological principle, his determination toachieve the greatest possible utility at the smallest possible cost in terms of energy and materials by making use of everything that science and technology have to offer. The author examines and compares Fuller’s Dymaxion House in the context of the international development.

Author(s): Federico Neder
Forword by Mark Wigley
Design: Integral Lars Müller

16,5 x 24,0 cm
240 pages, 170 illustrations
paperback
2008, 978-3-03778-141-8, English
Out of Print