SELECTED IDEAS OF BUCKMINSTER FULLER
OCTAHEDRA: TRUSSES

Both regular & stretched octahedra can be used to build all kinds of structures such as

floors, roofs, walls, towers, hulls, spheres, etc.

These components can be flat, curved, vertical, horizontal, single or double layered.

The octahedra may be built of

panels, struts, or

separated tension & compression elements.

For further information see:
Octahedral Truss R B Fuller US Patent # 3,354,591 1967
Geodesics Edward Popko

figures 82-86

1968
Tensegrity Truss Chris J Kitrick US Patent # 4,207,715 1980
National Aeronautics & Space Administration Technical Briefs NASA Staff

pp 211 & 230

Summer '81
Inventions R B Fuller

pp 248-55 & 286-90

1983
The Artifacts of R Buckminster Fuller, Volume 3 James Ward, ed pp 399-400 & 410-12 1985

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