Why was the geodesic dome created?

Answer The geodesic dome was invented in 1955 by the philosopher, R. Buckminster Fuller. Fuller first became interested in cheap, sturdy housing when commissioned by the British government to build emerge... Read More »

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Who created the first geodesic dome?

The first geodesic dome was constructed in 1922 by Zeiss Optics in Jena, Germany. It was built as part of the company's planetarium. R. Buckminster Fuller later popularized the shapes, commonly cal... Read More »

When Was the First Geodesic Dome Built?

The first geodesic dome was built in 1922. It was placed atop the Zeiss Optical Works building in Jena, Germany, as a projection surface. Geodesic domes are spherical surfaces that are comprised of... Read More »

How to Build a Geodesic Dome?

These energy efficient and cool looking homes were quite popular in the 1970's... and are still available to the ecologically minded home builder. Here are some pointers to help you build your own,... Read More »

What is the geometry of a geodesic dome?

Even though geodesic domes have been around since the early part of the 20th century, they did not become a household word until Buckminster Fuller began promoting the geometric structures as a pra... Read More »