The panel dome home that Buckminster Fuller lived in was designed by Alvin E. Miller for the Pease Woodwork Company, and very complete plans are under United States Patent 3,114,176. This is an excellent Patent that I don''t ever see anyone refer to, but is one of, if not the best description of panel domes!
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Designed in 1958 this puts a lot of modern dome designs to shame, he's even worked out the best use of 8x4 sheets so there's little waste. Great find!