FULLEREN Richard Buckminster (Fuller Richard Buckminster)( American architect, inventor, engineer and philosopher)
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Biography FULLEREN Richard Buckminster (Fuller Richard Buckminster)
Born July 12, 1895 in Milton (pc. Mass.). In 1913-1915 he studied at Harvard University. After the war he worked in a Chicago construction company, where he had the opportunity to experiment with new building technologies. In 1927, deciding to devote himself to technical innovations, he developed a so-called. 'machine for living' - draft of prefabricated aluminum house suspended from the mast. One of Fuller's subsequent inventions - a new world map projection (1942), composed of six to eight rectangles and triangles, which had a number of advantages over the globe. Since 1947 he worked on spatial structure 'of the geodesic dome' (hemispheres collected from tetrahedra), which became one of the major structural innovations 20 in. This type plants treated and 'Golden Dome' for the American exhibition in Moscow (1959). Despite the fact that Fuller had not received any architectural, . or higher education, . exactly he was appointed chief architect of the U.S. pavilion at the World Exhibition in Montreal (Expo) in 1967, . building which is a transparent 'geodesic dome' with a diameter of 80 m,
. Since 1959, he - leading researcher of the University of Southern Illinois in the field of 'design'. Fuller is the author of a technical manual for spaceship 'Earth' (1969), Synergetics: analysis of the geometry of thinking (1974) and an autobiography, entitled Ideas and integrity (was published in 1963). Fuller died in Los Angeles, July 1, 1983.