a. Description

University
of
Oregon,
Geodesic 
Dome*

R. BUCKMINSTER
FULLER
(1950’s):

*-
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 a half sphere into fifteen Diamond shaped areas. Each of the resulting diamonds is further subdivided in half, resulting in an area in the shape of a triangle which is composed of ten standardized and interconnected struts of varying lengths. The struts are curved and joined together in order to gain rigidity while forming the curvature of the dome.