Buckminster Fuller

Deborah Berke on Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Map

For our inaugural "Noteworthy" column, in which an architect or designer reflects on an object that has inspired them, Deborah Berke discusses Buckminster Fuller's remarkable Dymaxion Map.

For our inaugural “Noteworthy” column, in which an architect or designer reflects on an object that has inspired them, Deborah Berke discusses Buckminster Fuller’s remarkable Dymaxion Map.

Lord Foster Takes Bucky Fuller’s Dymaxion Car for a Spin

A former student of Fuller's, architect Norman Foster set out to recreate the eccentric engineer's stab at automotive design.

Norman Foster is not an easy architect to get on the phone. We’ve covered a number of Foster + Partners’ projects in the past, and requests for interviews with the boss were often met with “Lord Foster is traveling in Asia” or “out of the office until the end of the month.” So, while reporting on Foster’s remake of Bucky…

Fuller Institute Awards Alternative Green Building Standard

The BFI's annual $100,000 prize has been given to the Living Building Challenge, which takes goes further than prescriptive “best practices."

The Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, a certified Living Building Courtesy Flansburgh Architects Buckminster Fuller, the architect who gave us the geodesic dome and championed socially-responsible design before we even had a term for it, was a very quotable man. His line about design’s responsibility “to make the world work for 100% of humanity…without ecological offense or the disadvantage…

Midcentury Architecture Experiments on Film

Two short documentary films take on a pair of intriguing midcentury architectural anomalies: Buckminster Fuller's dome and the National Art Schools of Cuba.

Two short documentary films take on a pair of intriguing midcentury architectural anomalies: Buckminster Fuller’s dome and the National Art Schools of Cuba.