Back in the 60s and 70s, I remember thinking that geodesic domes looked really cool. They seemed truly “alternative” and innovative at the time, and somehow also had an added sense of high-tech newness.
Alternative house builder and author of Homework, Lloyd Kahn, got his start building geodesic domes, but eventually became disillusioned. In this inspiring video, he talks about his experience with alternative structures, why the dome didn’t work, how fat times fueled the hippy revolution, and more. Great video showing him at work in his beautiful, handmade house, and (at age 76) skateboarding past rows of building-boom development houses that went bust (From Walk Slowly Live Wildly)