TECH BUZZ // VAULT MARCH 1945
American industry was gearing
up for peace when this article appeared in March 1945.
AN ALL;YEAR GAS
AIRPLANES INTO SHELTERS
Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion house never caught on, but it proposed a peacetime
use for wartime factories. The first prototype, built in 1945, used aluminum, an aircraft
material that idle factories could produce in abundance.
Dymaxion House exhibit in the Henry Ford museum. Dearborn, Mich.
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