In a new video created by Quoted Studios, radio interviews with Buckminster Fuller, the late, great American architect and inventor who popularized the geodesic dome, have been turned into a fun and lively animation. In these conversations with radio personality Studs Terkle, conducted in 1965 and 1970, Fuller gets jazzed-up about the "geodesic life," his antidote to the traditional way of building (i.e. heavy, tall, thick, and fortress-like). "I must reorganize the environment of man by which then greater numbers of men can prosper," he says—hence that image of him smashing up a very standard house (↑).
Inspired by the groundbreaking invention of the airplane, Fuller sought to bring the weightless efficiency of the sky and sea to land. The geodesic dome was just the beginning of his vision for "doing more with less." For example, he also mentions hopes for carrying out weather control without having giant roofs over the whole city. Get sucked into Bucky Fuller's excitement for the future, below:
· Hear Bucky Fuller Talk About Life, Airplanes, and the Future [Gizmodo]
· Detailing the Evolution (and Resurgence?) of the Dome Home [Curbed National]