Dymaxion Deployment Units

It was on a road trip through rural America in 1940, that the steel grain silos that dot the landscape caught the attention of Buckminster Fuller. With the world at war, Fuller was inspired by the relatively lightweight, mass-produced nature of these structures and envisioned an affordable housing option for both military and civilian uses. Thus was born the Dymaxion Dwelling Unit (DDU), produced in partnership with the Butler Manufacturing Company, which was a major producer of these silos.