SELECTED IDEAS OF BUCKMINSTER FULLER
REVERSE SUSPENSION BUILDINGS

In 1964 R. Buckminster Fuller patented a method

 of designing buildings using, in effect, reverse suspension.

He used the term "Aspension".
Instead of hanging "down" (in), the components hang "up" (out)!
This method cuts weight & costs

 & makes the structure earthquake resistant.

For further information see:
Richard Buckminster Fuller John McHale, ed Architectural Design (mag) page 313 07-01-61
Ideas and Integrities Buckminster Fuller book page 95 1963
Aspension " " US Patent 3,139,957 07-07-64
Geodesics Edward Popko publisher? figures # 53-4 1968
The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller Fuller & Marks book illustrations 262-63 1973
The Mind's Eye of Buckminster Fuller Donald W Robertson " pages 69-75 1974
Inventions Buckminster Fuller " pages 201-13 1983
Cable Domes John Free Popular Science (US mag) pages 88-89 11-01-87

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