The R. Buckminster Fuller Dome Not-For-Profit

An Organization to Restore, Maintain and Promote Fuller's Carbondale Dome Home

Allegra Fuller Snyder | 1927 - 2021

The Bucky Board is very sad to hear of the passing of Allegra Fuller Snyder, the only surviving child of Bucky and Anne Fuller. RIP. Our condolences to her children, Alexandra and Jamie.

 

The loss of Allegra further strengthens our commitment to continue our mission -

To preserve the original dome home and legacy of R. Buckminster Fuller. To develop and operate a “home museum” within the Carbondale, Illinois Dome Home and chronicle the years during which Buckminster Fuller and his wife Anne lived there. To utilize the Fuller Dome Home Museum as an educational tool to help fulfill Fuller’s vision.

Your financial support is needed to secure our success.

Antennae to Experience: What Bucky Fuller Taught Me

Buckminster Fuller's daughter shares a previously unpublished essay and reveals a rarely spotlighted side to the revered thinker.

Allegra Fuller Snyder

Metropolis Magazine | Architecture

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The Fuller Dome Home Restoration Project

Honoring his legacy, inspiring our future.

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Phase 1 Complete!
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Dome Circa 1997
 

 

The RBF Dome Mission

Our mission is to preserve the original dome home and legacy of R. Buckminster Fuller. To develop and operate a “home museum” within the Carbondale, Illinois Dome Home and chronicle the years during which Buckminster Fuller and his wife Anne lived there. To utilize the Fuller Dome Home Museum as an educational tool to help fulfill Fuller’s vision -

to make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.

We are ready for tours at Bucky Fuller's Home Dome!

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Fuller's Legacy

Buckminster Fuller being interviewed by CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite for a CBS network series "The 21st Century." The interview took place inside Fuller's dome house in Carbondale, October 18, 1966.

A Global Legend

R. Buckminster Fuller was one of the most significant, influential visionaries of the 20th century, and his legacy is vital for today and for future generations.

About Bucky

Dome Home

Buckys Carbondale Dome Home

In April 1960 Buckminster Fuller assembled his geodesic dome home in Carbondale, living in it with his wife Anne until 1971. During that time, Bucky was a professor at Southern Illinois University for 12 years.

Carbondale Dome Home

The Dome in Carbondale was the only Dome in which Bucky and Anne lived during their lifetime and is a National Treasure being saved by RBF Dome NFP.

The Dome Home

RBF Dome NFP

Dome restoration Holland Prize

Library of Congress/Thad Heckman

The Preservation Project

The preservation of Buckminster Fuller's Carbondale Dome Home has merited several high honors, including the prestigious "Holland Prize."

See our progress!

"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.."

R. Buckminster Fuller

Your financial support is needed to secure our success.

Press Release

Carbondale’s Barnes & Noble Bookstore (1300 East Main Street) welcomes Buckminster Fuller Dome Home authors Cary O’Dell and Thad Heckman on Saturday, August 14, 2021 for an inaugural book signing.

O’Dell and Heckman will be signing and selling copies of their book “Bucky’s Dome: The Resurrection of R. Buckminster Fuller’s Dome Home” starting at 12 noon.

ALL author proceeds from the book will be donated to the RBF Dome NFP for the further restoration and preservation of the Carbondale’s Buckminster Fuller Dome Home located at 407 South Forest Avenue in Carbondale.

Built in one day in 1960, Carbondale’s “Bucky Dome” is the only dome that SIU Professor and architectural visionary Buckminster Fuller ever lived in for over a decade, and it is the only home he ever owned.

Along with the Barnes & Noble book signing, the Dome will also be OPEN FOR TOURS throughout the day on August 14, 2021. After getting your book, drive over to the Dome itself, at 407 S. Forest, for an up-close look.

When visiting the Dome,the CDC's latest recommendations will be followed. It is requested that all visitors wear a protective mask while visiting the Dome Home.

RBF Dome NFP


An Organization to Restore, Maintain and Promote Fuller's Carbondale Dome Home