April 21st, 2018

Dymaxion "Home of the Future" at The Henry Ford

By Luke Fandrich on January 10, 2017.

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Dymaxion "Home of the Future" at The Henry Ford
Developed by architect and inventor Buckminster Fuller, the Dymaxion House was a post World War II factory manufactured home intended to revolutionize the housing market. Easy to ship and assemble, this low cost dwelling was to be built using aluminum in former aircraft factories following the war. Although the Dymaxion House prototype received critical praise upon its unveiling, the design was never produced industrially.This installation of a Dymaxion House is on display at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan where visitors are able to tour “A New Way of Living for 1946”. Featuring several innovations that were cutting edge for their time, the home is a unique look at retro modernism. You can learn more about the Dymaxion House by watching the short archival video below.    

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