Architecture and Engineering Postings

Public Voting for Eleven Magazine's MOONTOPIA Competition

Eleven Magazine asked thinkers, architects, designers, artists, academics, and visionaries from around the world to imagine innovative solutions for Moontopia – the first ever self-sufficient lunar colony designed for living, working, researching, and even tourism. Public voting on the entries is open online until January 9th. Click here to vote.

Between Data and Senses: Architecture, Neuroscience and the Digital Worlds

The cross-over between the digital and the physical is being increasingly addressed in design disciplines, architecture, arts and urban studies. "Between Data and Senses", a conference on architecture, neuroscience and the digital worlds, will examine how digital and physical works overlap and what methods, approaches and findings architects can borrow from sciences. More information can be found here.

Fuller Challenge Finalists Selected for World Habitat Awards

Twelve finalists were recently selected in the 2016-17 World Habitat Awards. These included 2015 Fuller Challenge Finalist The Nubian Vault Programme and 2016 Fuller Challenge Finalist Cooperación Comunitaria. Read about the awards and the recognition of our incredible finalists here.

AIA Illinois R. Buckminster Fuller Honor Award for Social Good

In recognition of a more than 40-year career marked by a commitment to advance the energy efficiency and sustainability threshold for projects around the Northern Illinois area, Helen J. Kessler, FAIA, will be the 2016 recipient of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Illinois’ R. Buckminster Fuller Honor Award for Social Good. Read the full press release here.

2015 Fuller Challenge Finalist Wins Innovation Challenge

2015 Fuller Challenge Finalist Mahila Housing Sewa Trust won the Innovation Challenge hosted by Urban Labs Innovation Challenge, announced by the University of Chicago Urban Lab and the Delhi Government. Read more about their work here.

Jonathon Keats on Bucky's Geoscope

In July, experimental philosopher and conceptual artist Jonathon Keats did a short interview with Big Think about Buckminster Fuller's geoscope - a use for the geodesic dome that was never realized. Click to listen to the interview or read the transcript.

"Urban glue and trim tabs" by Norman Foster

In the freshly unveiled thematic supplement to the 2015 Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement, Norman Foster has written an essay which builds upon the idea of Buckminster Fuller's "trim tab" to help foster enormous change in Africa and other countries with relatively small, if holistically conceived, gestures. Read more here.

2015 Finalist Recognized by Place By Design Competition

2015 Fuller Challenge Finalist Association la Voute Nubienne was selected as a finalist in the Resilience + Health category of the Place by Design competition to take place at SXSW Eco in Austin, Texas this October. Read more about their selection and the competition here.

Announcing the 2016 Fuller Challenge Student Category Winner

The Buckminster Fuller Institute is pleased to announce the winner of the student category of the 2016 Fuller Challenge: The Center for Human Habitat and Alternative Technology (CHHAT) at Vadodara Design Academy in Gujarat, India, submitted by Sapan Hirpara. CHHAT is a student initiative that explores, incubates, and disseminates strategies for the built environment through a collaborative design-build process in order to meet real, contextual needs. Read more and watch a video about their work here.

Announcing the 2016 Fuller Challenge Finalists

August 23rd, 2016, New York City: The Buckminster Fuller Institute is pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2016 Fuller Challenge. These six Finalists have reached the final deliberation phase and are under consideration for selection to win the grand prize and an award of $100,000.