a. Patent Description

Self-Strutted Geodesic
Plydome Patent *

R. BUCKMINSTER
FULLER
(1959):

PLYDOME (1959)**

US Patent No.:
2,905,113
Application:
April 22, 1957
Serial No.:
654,166
Patented:
September 22, 1959
*-
The Artifacts of R. Buckminster Fuller:
A Comprehensive Collection of his
Designs and Drawings,
James Ward, Ed.,
Garland, New York,
(1984)
**-
Inventions, The Patented Works of
R. Buckminster Fuller,
R. Buckminster Fuller
(1983)


Dome which results from the assembly of regular rectangular (plywood) panels that are assembled together at specifi c points, accounting for some of their surface to overlap, and each sheet to be able to fold to form the spherical shape. In this case, the subdivision is standardized into sixty-four panels of various sizes, and four openings types (windows) ranging from a triangle, square and pentagonal shapes.

This case can create even, nonoriented, discontinuous and smooth enclosures.