Bridges 2012 Short Paper

Domes, Zomes, and Drop City
Paul Hildebrandt and Clark Richert
(Proceedings pages 545–548)


Two 20th century visionaries crossed paths at Drop City (near Trinidad, CO) USA. Buckminster Fuller awarded Drop City his Dymaxion award in 1969. Steve Baer went to Drop City to explore ideas that led to the discovery of his 31-zone system. Fuller is credited with the invention of geodesic domes, while Baer invented zomes. Both started with the icosahedron.