"I remember flying him [Buckminster Fuller], in an helicopter, to the Sainsbury Center of the University of East Anglia. And then we spent really quite a long time walking around the building gate, back into the building, through the spaces, talking about it… And when we came back into the restaurant, he drew attention to the way the sun had moved, the shadows it changed… and then he turned round to me and said: how much does your building weight, Norman?, and of course, I didn’t know the answer.”
A US Marine helicopter carrying its own hangar, a lightweight geodesic dome structure, USA, December 1954. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images).
Joseph Beuys, Lady Rosebery, and Buckminster Fuller. Meeting at Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Edinburgh Arts, 19 - 21 August 1974.
Photography by Richard Demarco.
R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER
United States Pavilion under construction, Expo 67, Montréal, Québec.
Aerial view towards the South.
In the afternoon of the 20 May 1976, during structural renovations, a fire burned away the building’s transparent acrylic bubble. Today is a museum dedicated to the envirnonment, the Montreal Biosphère.
Tetrahedron City, project, Yomiuriland, Japan, Aerial perspective, c.1968.