Domes, Zomes, and Drop City

Paul Hildebrandt and Clark Richert
Proceedings of Bridges 2012: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2012)
Pages 545–548 Short Papers


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.