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a. Description

Radome*

R. BUCKMINSTER
FULLER
(1954):

*-
The Artifacts of R. Buckminster Fuller:
a Comprehensive Collection of his
Designs and Drawings,
James Ward, ed.,
Garland, New York,
(1984)



Dome which results from the subdivision of the surface of a semi sphere into regular and irregular pentagons and hexagons, and three base panels at its base. Each of the pentagonal and hexagonal faces are further subdivided into five or six triangle faces respectively. The pentagonal and hexagonal areas can result in a single planar face, or alternatively, vary the location of the center vertex and form a pointed triangulated surface by varying the triangles which subdivide each area.

This case can create even, non-oriented, and continuous space.