Norman Foster Rebuilds Buckminister Fuller's 1933 Fuel Efficient Vehicle Norman Foster Rebuilds Buckminister Fuller's 1933 Fuel Efficient Vehicle
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Norman Foster Rebuilds Buckminister Fuller's 1933 Fuel Efficient Vehicle

by Alissa Walker

October 21, 2010

 

Foster's not advocating that manufacturers should bring back the Dymaxion—he was a friend and protege of Fuller, and wanted to pay homage to his mentor by bringing the car to a new audience. But Foster's blast-from-the-past does present a timely reminder of the future of fuel-efficient autos. As new efficiency and emissions standards have been stipulated by the government, many of Fuller's principles, like using more lightweight materials, are definitely already being employed by car designers.

For a briefing on Bucky, read our GOOD Guide to Fuller, which will give you plenty of background on the designer and his geodesic genius.

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Norman Foster Rebuilds Buckminister Fuller's 1933 Fuel Efficient Vehicle