"If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat may come along and make a fortuitous life preserver.  That is not to say, though that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a piano top.  I think we are clinging to a great many piano tops in accepting yesterdays contrivings as constituting the only means for solving a given problem.   -R. Buckminster Fuller

"If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat may come along and make a fortuitous life preserver. That is not to say, though that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a piano top. I think we are clinging to a great many piano tops in accepting yesterdays contrivings as constituting the only means for solving a given problem. -R. Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller holds one of his inventions, a tensegrity sphere, made of rods and cables, proposed as the basis for floating habitats known as Spherical Tensegrity Atmospheric Research Stations (or “STARS”), 1979. Fuller envisioned giant versions of the structure that were so light and strong that when they were filled with hot air, they’d float above the Earth, supporting stations up to a mile in diameter.

Buckminster Fuller's Design For The Stars

Buckminster Fuller holds one of his inventions, a tensegrity sphere, made of rods and cables, proposed as the basis for floating habitats known as Spherical Tensegrity Atmospheric Research Stations (or “STARS”), 1979. Fuller envisioned giant versions of the structure that were so light and strong that when they were filled with hot air, they’d float above the Earth, supporting stations up to a mile in diameter.

Blueprint, Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome patent drawing, 1965.

Blueprint, Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome patent drawing, 1965.

BUCKMINSTER FULLER THE CLIMATRON IN ST LOUIS, 1960 …gigantic geodesic dome housing the city’s botanical gardens

BUCKMINSTER FULLER THE CLIMATRON IN ST LOUIS, 1960 …gigantic geodesic dome housing the city’s botanical gardens

Geodesic domes rule - Buckminster Fuller

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Geodesic domes rule - Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller standing on octet truss designed and built by TC Howard of Synergetics, Inc at MoMA 1959.

Buckminster Fuller standing on octet truss designed and built by TC Howard of Synergetics, Inc at MoMA 1959.

// R. Buckminster Fuller’s Nine Chains to the Moon.

// R. Buckminster Fuller’s Nine Chains to the Moon.

‎64 is the fewest number of tetrahedrons you need to form 2 octaves of perfectly balanced geometry... what Buckminster Fuller called the Vector equilibrium.  64 codons in human DNA  • 64 hexagrams in the I-Ching  • 64 cells is how many we have before our cells star to bifurcate shortly after birth  • 64 things are needed to be able to approach the Ark of the Covenant according to the copper scrolls among the Dead Sea Scrolls  • 64 is fundamental in computer memory and coding / Sacred…

‎64 is the fewest number of tetrahedrons you need to form 2 octaves of perfectly balanced geometry... what Buckminster Fuller called the Vector equilibrium. 64 codons in human DNA • 64 hexagrams in the I-Ching • 64 cells is how many we have before our cells star to bifurcate shortly after birth • 64 things are needed to be able to approach the Ark of the Covenant according to the copper scrolls among the Dead Sea Scrolls • 64 is fundamental in computer memory and coding / Sacred…

Buckminster Fuller - 1895-1983 - Geodesic Dome - Biosphere - Montreal

Buckminster Fuller - 1895-1983 - Geodesic Dome - Biosphere - Montreal

very large geodesic dome as the US pavilion at the Montreal Expo. Invented by R Buckminster Fuller, the geodesic dome becomes lighter and stronger as it's size (and volume) increases! (1967)

very large geodesic dome as the US pavilion at the Montreal Expo. Invented by R Buckminster Fuller, the geodesic dome becomes lighter and stronger as it's size (and volume) increases! (1967)

"Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it."-R. Buckminster Fuller, "Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth"

"Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it."-R. Buckminster Fuller, "Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth"

Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao, US Pavilion at EXPO ‘67, Montreal, Canada 1967

Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao, US Pavilion at EXPO ‘67, Montreal, Canada 1967

All images from Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air. This one is the Honey Sphere Tree House. Buckminster Fuller, who popularized geodesic domes, would love this tree house, owned by Robby Krieger, the guitarist of the Doors. (Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air) / The Green Life <3

12 awe-inspiring tree houses for grown-ups

All images from Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air. This one is the Honey Sphere Tree House. Buckminster Fuller, who popularized geodesic domes, would love this tree house, owned by Robby Krieger, the guitarist of the Doors. (Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air) / The Green Life <3

Buckminster Fuller's fly-eye dome. Via the blog of Architect's Newspaper http://blog.archpaper.com/wordpress/archives/28600

Buckminster Fuller's fly-eye dome. Via the blog of Architect's Newspaper http://blog.archpaper.com/wordpress/archives/28600

buckminster fuller’s last prototype geodesic dome

buckminster fuller’s last prototype geodesic dome

All sizes | Buckminster Fuller | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

All sizes | Buckminster Fuller | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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