a house as modern as a plane

October 25, 2013 — 1 Comment

INT, exhibition hall, men and women stand around a low display table showing a scale model of a circular home. R. Buckminster Fuller is interviewed by a man in a suit.

Man: “Mr. Fuller, why a . . . a round house???”

Fuller: “Why not? The only reason that houses have been rectangular all these years is that, that is all we could do with the materials we had. Now with modern materials and technology, we can apply to houses the same efficiency of engineering that we apply to suspension bridges and airplanes . . . . The whole thing is as modern as a streamlined plane.“

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“The ventilator, on top, can induce a complete air change every six minutes.”

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“Here is the living room. Its window is 40 feet long.”

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“It can withstand winds up to hurricane force, and beyond — up to 180 miles an hour.”

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One response to a house as modern as a plane

  1. 
    Livon Diramerian October 25, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Round buildings are found in ancient buildings; also, native American Indians used conical tents which stood against hurricanes.

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