Primarily known for his advancement of the Geodesic Dome, Buckminster Fuller developed the radical Dymaxion House in 1946. Designed to be mass-produced, lightweight, and low cost, it was intended for production in manufacturing facilities to be shipped worldwide.
To highlight the Dymaxion house Hilferty created a post-WWII aircraft manufacturing plant. Graphic posters, collaged bulletin boards, and newsreel footage set the tone of the 1940s providing a context for experiencing the house. Mechanical interactive units invite visitors to record impressions about the practicality of living in a round house. Computer interactives allow visitors to access more information about Buckminster Fuller and the Museum’s conservation of this unique artifact while making connections with other design collections in the Museum.