Vol. 15 No. 11, November 2014


Vol. 15 No. 11, November 2014

Trimtab Vol. 15 No. 11

BFI Updates

2014 Fuller Challenge Celebration at The Wythe Hotel

BFI held its seventh annual Fuller Challenge Award Ceremony and Celebration last week at The Wythe Hotel. Fuller Challenge Winner Kate Orff accepted the OmniOculi sculpture and $100,000 prize on behalf of Living Breakwaters and the SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PLLC team.

Special Recognition Award goes to Thunder Valley

BFI is delighted to share that in partnership with the Surdna Foundation and others, we are able to present a special recognition award to the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation from Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

New Fly's Eye Dome™ Commission in Miami!

The Buckminster Fuller Institute's new Fly's Eye Dome™ has been installed in the Design District in Miami. It is a significantly evolved FED structure commissioned specifically for the site by Craig Robins, Miami developer and international contemporary art and design collector.

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BFI in the dsgnfix blog

BFI Executive Director Elizabeth Thompson was recently interviewed for the dsgnfix blog, talking about this year's Fuller Challenge cycle, this year's winner Living Breakwaters, and exciting new opportunities on the horizon.


Building your own dome (or tensegrity)

We've been seeing quite a few geodesic dome and tensegrity-related projects and articles lately, and we decided to highlight a few here.

Interdisciplinary Incubator in Red Hook

Tucked into Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood is an interdisciplinary incubator called Pioneer Works, where art, design, science, and technology co-exist and mingle in equal doses.

4D Wood Printing

While the 3D printing "revolution" continues to gain more widespread adoption across disciplines, the MIT Self-Assembly Lab isn't satisfied with the production of static materials, focusing instead on the very Bucky-like concept of "4D printing."

Upcoming Events

BFI in the UK

BFI will be in London next week for NESTA's Challenges of Our Era Summit, to discuss a range of societal, global challenges which require additional impetus and creativity to enable innovative solutions.

Bucky at the Textile Museum

Buckminster Fuller is featured in an exhibition on lightweight structures put on by the Textile Museum in the Netherlands.

The History (and Mystery) in February

David Novak will be bringing D.W. Jacobs' R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of The Universe to the Black Mountain College Museum in Asheville, NC, on Feb 21 and 22.

From The Idea Index

Dispatches from the Field: Recycling and Community Center Chira Island

This innovative recycling and community center for the Women's Association (ADATA) on Chira Island, Costa Rica, includes a work and social area. The center systemically tackles multiple immediate community needs simultaneously, presenting a comprehensive strategy to improve wellbeing and fill resource needs.

From the Store

Visit BFI's Dymaxion Marketplace Online

BFI’s 30th year in existence is coming to a close, and we want to celebrate by giving you 30% off on all store sales! This season, bring home Bucky in the form of tote bags, t-shirts, maps, educational toys and much more.

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