Architecture and Engineering Postings

Amazon’s Seattle Spheres and the Evolution of the Architectural Biosphere

Blaine Brownell outlines the history of conservatory architecture and how NBBJ designers devised a plan for symbiotic cohabitation between workers and plants at the online retailer's new headquarters.

Buckminster Fuller made fancy posters for his greatest inventions

The architect created the series of prints in the 1980s—now they’re on show and for sale

R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER: Inventions and Models at Edward Cella Art & Architecture

September 8 - November 3, 2018
Opening Reception | Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 5-8 pm

PUBLIC EXHIBITION PROGRAMS:
Thomas T K Zung: The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller
Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 3:00 PM

In Conversation: Allegra Fuller Snyder with David McConville
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 3:00 PM

NYT (1974) Energy Through Wind Power

The inventions that impound solar energy through sun‐reflecting or lensing devices are fascinating to the imagination but relatively insignificant in potential. In fact, they work only few hours daily when the sun is at a favorable angle.

World Forum on Urban Forests

Urban forestry is getting its own global forum in November, 2018, in Italy. Watch this fact-filled video to learn more about the importance of trees in our cities.

Tensegrity Structures: Stabilization Through Tension

Tensegrity is an architectural/engineering term made famous by Buckminster Fuller to describe the characteristic property of a stable three-dimensional form which is composed of contiguous and noncontiguous rods or cables. This interconnected web, held together by integral tension, is highly adaptive to outside forces, responding as a unified body.

Design for Climate Change: Kate Orff’s Living Breakwaters and Gowanus Lowlands

South Brooklyn, home of the Gowanus Canal (a federally recognized Superfund site) and a hot spot for controversial development practices is the location of landscape architect, Kate Orff’s, most recent vision for a more holistic urban-scape.

Montreal and the Geodesic Dream

A new exhibit at the UQAM Design Center in Montreal celebrates the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Expo 67 Geodesic Dome designed by R. Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao. It is open till December 10th and curated by Cammie McAtee.

Bhungroo Wins the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge


NEW YORK CITY (October 11, 2017) - The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Challenge: Bhungroo, a project of the Sustainable Green Initiative Forum (SGIF) in Gujarat State, India. The project was submitted by Trupti Jain and Biplab Ketan Paul, SGIF’s co-founders.