Patent Drawings for Geodesic Structures

I stumbled on Buckminster Fuller's patent drawings for geodesic domes today – so I thought I'd re-post them here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course this puts me in mind of The American Pavilion at Expo '67 in Montreal. Jeff, how about a post on THAT building, and some of the other structures there. That was my introduction to Fuller, as a nine-year old. Mind expansion was big in 67!

August 14, 2008 2:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Geoff

Where did you find these images.. I am trying to access to some original pictures and drawings from Fuller’s work and it is not being easy! Suggestions?

Many thanks,


August 16, 2008 1:34 PM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

Just found them at the site linked in the post. Sorry that doesn't help very much! You could try contacting the Fuller Institute.

August 16, 2008 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The current Bucky exhibit at the Whitney in NY is pretty cool. They have some of these patent drawings if I recall. If you can't attend, the catalog is available online from the Whitney store: Link:

There is also a Bucky symposium at Sept 12 + 13 at The Great Hall of the Cooper Union

August 23, 2008 10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Michael.


August 23, 2008 12:57 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

hi! I`m Andrea i need your help, i`m steudying civil ing. and i´m in a proyect of geodesical domos, but i dont know how to do it with specific measures.
thak you.!
my mail is

November 07, 2008 12:35 PM  

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