Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome

Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller, American architect, futurist, systems theorist, designer, and inventor, popularized the geodesic dome in the 1950's. He believed in finding a way to make shelter more comfortable, efficient, and accessible. The geodesic dome epitomized Fuller's maxim of "doing more with less," enclosing the largest volume of interior space with the least amount of surface area while remaining both strong and energy efficient.

Fuller's Biosphere is a version of the geodesic dome constructed for the 1967 World Fair on Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau. A symbol of the city that feels most like home to me, the dome also represents the vision of a man who called for all of us to be architects of our future.