Fuller became preoccupied with domes, homes & streamlined cars, he
dabbled in utterly revolutionising the whole of civilisation.
You can't say he wasn't
In 1927, Fuller devised his 4D
tower, which was the centrepiece of his plan to use the world's
surface and resources with as an efficiency as revolutionary as
Einstein's recent restructuring of classical physics. The 4D
tower was designed to be a twelve-story building constructed around a
central mast in such a fashion that it would be fireproof, largely
self-sufficient, aerodynamic, far lighter than a single-family house,
require one tenth the cost to operate, and only one day to construct.
Furthermore, the flats would come already equipped with all the
conveniences of modern living with everything from telephones to
typewriters already installed.
that wasn't enough, the 4D wasn't even intended to be constructed on
site. Instead, it would be built in what would essentially be a
factory, loaded on to a zeppelin and flown to desired location.
Once there, the zeppelin would drop a bomb (yes, a bomb) and the tower
would be set into the crater like a pine tree.
When Fuller talked about "garden
cities" he wasn't just referring to the flora, it seems.