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The Buckminster Dome Home

407 S. Forest Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901

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the Buckminster Fuller Dome, commonly referred to as “The Bucky Dome” by locals. This geodesic dome is Buckminster Fuller’s most enduring legacy.

Buckminster Fuller is considered by many to be the father of the modern sustainability movement. He favored a systems approach to problem solving, and coined the term "synergy" to capture the principle that when one is engaged in cooperative action, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The geodesic dome, based on a natural pattern of interlocking triangles, is a structure that is considered one of the strongest and most efficient known to humankind. The dome was used as a prototype for all other dome homes that followed and is open for tours.

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