Domes, Their its Historical Usage and Class Division. For this blog, we look to R.Buckminster Fuller.
Fuller published more than 30 books. He popularized terms such as “Spaceship Earth“, ephemeralization, and synergetic. He popularized the widely known geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their structural and mathematical resemblance to geodesic spheres.
|R. Buckminster Fuller|
Fuller was all about how parts of a system interact. He was an engineer. My internal link immediately above applies interaction to number squares. In this regard, ancient civilizations were all about synergy. Click on the link to find out how.
Fuller divided dome history into two classes.
- The 1st maintained the dome’s basic shape. It was elongated for swift directional functions.
- The 2nd class evolved into the square. This represents most of the works of western civilization.
Fuller discusses how the 2nd class excludes science and its effects. It is a deterioration of structural principles. Class one shows domical scientific competence. It evolved from from grass basketry and wooden boats. Later it became the basis of aluminum and steel shipbuilding. More recently it has become aero-astro air frame power plant instrumentation.
Domes- From Boat to Residence
At first boats had the appearance of a sealed basket. These are depicted on Egyptian tombs dating back to 2500 B.C. In Scandinavia boats were used to build houses. There, upon reaching land, boats were overturned. Norsemen transformed them into a religious meeting building. Domes have universality of gravity and geometry in a most optimum fashion.
In part, I wrote this blog, to point out the wisdom of the ancients. I believe there once was a Golden Age. Why shouldn’t we reclaim it?