Undated photograph of the Dymaxion House
The house was conceived as way to help the airline industries transition away from airplane manufacturing in the post-World War Two era. The Dymaxion House was designed as a prefabricated metal house that could be delivered directly to buyers. Since it was only a prototype, there were only three were made and only the Dymaxion House at the Henry Ford Museum still survives.
The other day I stumbled on the Domespace building design and after watching the video videos below, I can help seeing the interesting parallels between the two designs.
They are both:
â€¢ Internally customizable
â€¢ Environmentally friendly
â€¢ Can rotate along with the sun
However, there are some interesting differences:
â€¢ The Dymaxion House used aluminum for the exterior and much of interior furnishings
â€¢ The Domespace is constructed primarily out of wood
â€¢ The Dymaxion House was supported top down from one central pole
â€¢ The Domespace is built from the ground up
â€¢ The Dymaxion House is a relic of mid-twentieth technology
â€¢ You can buy the Domespace right now!
Watch these videos to get a better ideal of the design:
Someday I’d love to have a hybrid of the two houses on a big plot of land with a nice view :-)