Bucky's Dome Home

Bucky's Dome Home

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Geodesic dome home of R. Buckminster Fuller and Anne Hewlett-Fuller • 407 South Forest Avenue • Carbondale, Illinois • Dome shell assembled in 7 hours, on Tuesday, April 19, 1960 • Pease Woodwork was the prime contractor, otherwise known as Pease Dome Company, of Hamilton, Ohio • This was the first Pease dome used as a home • Bucky lived in the dome with his wife, Anne, until 1971 • He was a professor in the Design Department at Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, from 1959 to 1972 • Bucky died in July 1983, 11 days before his 88th birthday • In September 2002, SIUC Emeritus H.F.W. 'Bill' Perk, colleague of Buckminster Fuller and owner of the Fuller dome home, donated the property to RBF Dome NFP (not-for-profit) • The dome is a Class-I tessellation of the icosahedron; subdivision frequency 3v, truncated at the "3/8ths" level • Floor space is approximately 1,200 square feet; main floor plus loft • This SketchUp model depicts the dome's appearance, upon completion in 1960 • Subsequently, the dome was roofed with asphalt tabbed shingles, in an attempt to forestall water leakage • In dire need of renovation, due to the damage caused by water leakage, the RBF Dome NFP is accepting donations, at the URL below: #dome_Buckminster #Fuller #Geodesic #icosahedron #polyhedra #polyhedron
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