Our old hero, futurist, architect and inventor Buckminster Fuller is the subject of an exhibitions and events in Madrid and San Francisco later this year.
Pictured here are prototypes of his Dymaxion car, which was supposed to be an all-terrain transport to go along with the live-anywhere prefab houses he envisioned. The geodesic dome was supposed to protect us from extreme weather and germs and would pay for itself in 10 years if used to cover New York City, by eliminating the need for snow removal.
If you're interested in Bucky, here's a post we've done on his life before. If you live in Madrid or in California, you're lucky enough to be near upcoming exhibitions and events profiling his life's work. [Architecture Week, BFI via Archdose]