Buckminster Fuller produced some of the most radical projects ever seen, devoting much of his extraordinarily energetic life to exploring the question of the house. Yet it was one of his greatest achievements to have never really designed a house as such. Despite all his detailed drawings, models and prototypes with the label ‘house’, his remarkable series of experimental designs for domestic spaces from the late twenties to the late forties launched a systematic assault on the very concept of the house, and ultimately on the concept of the architect. Fuller’s sustained brilliance was to resist so many of our traditional assumptions, particularly about housing, but to do so from extremely close range. In fact, he smuggled himself under the very skin of architecture to produce an itch that still aggravates the discipline today...[+]

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