The doll of the ball. Brainchild of Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), an American engineer, architect, inventor, poet, philosopher, author and visionary.
Rather than an overpowering top down macro design, Habitat 67 is designed bottom up. The individual units and modules, and the way they are combined determine the overall design form and in the process creates extremely complex rich spaces, volumes, vistas, shadows and experiences.
With relations to both Expo. Architects have never enjoyed a position such supreme prominence as they did in the word view. The complex interrelationship of society, technology, and environment as viewed through extensive paradigm of systems theory.
The Biosphere is a Geodesic Dome that is 250 feet in diameter, 200 feet tall and is a Class 1, Frequency 16 Icosahedron. Built from triangles, which Buckminster Fuller considered the perfect form ,the Biosphere is the synthesis of his design philosophy.
He demonstrated that it was possible to create a livable space using only a fraction of the materials normally used in a conventional architectural design, the ultimate in "doing more with less."