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Tech of the past: Dymaxion House

In the mid-century, there was also a flirtation with new construction materials, such as aluminum. This Dymaxion House is constructed mainly of aluminum and uses a circular shape (with a central core for utilities) as the basis for a house. Each room takes up a portion of the circle, but it feels very cramped from the inside.

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