Building a cheaper, greener house: the geodesic dome

If you’re looking for innovative housing, Buckminster Fuller is the go-to designer:

“Fuller, a brave and enterprising inventor, designer and thinker pointed an intriguing way forward.”

The story of Buckminster Fuller’s radical geodesic dome – BBC Culture

Architects certainly think so:

“It would be incorrect to call Buckminster Fuller an architect. In fact, he was much more. But, of course, the American inventor, theorist, and author did create stunning architectural structures—even if many of them weren’t ultimately destined for living.”

Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome and Futuristic Architecture | Architectural Digest

Well, today, there are more and more options for geodesic domes destined for living:

“You may recognize the geodesic home from movies like Bio-Dome and real dome buildings like Spaceship Earth at Epcot in Disney World. But there’s more to them than a novelty. Geodesic homes are real and offer many benefits. They shouldn’t be put in a box reserved for those who want a more natural lifestyle or for people who have an eccentric side. Geodesic homes just may be the future and should be treated as a genuine option for anyone.”

Geodesic Dome Home: The Future Of Residential Homes?

And there are more and more companies and kits out there

“Cheap to build, heat, cool, and maintain, the geodesic dome, originally designed by Buckminster Fuller, just may be the log cabin of the 21st century.”

Build a Geodesic Dome Home – Green Homes – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Geodesic Dome Homes – The Self Build Guide

5 great reasons to build a geodesic dome home

Build Your Own Geodesic Dome House – Pacific Domes | Pacific Domes

From the mastser himself:

Geodesic Domes | The Buckminster Fuller Institute