Did you know that our domes are formally nicknamed cupolas or domes geodetic instruments. Were invented by the architect Buckminster Fuller and patented in 1954.
It is a spherical ball almost formed by triangles that you attach a huge rigidity throughout the structure, and is incredibly light given its size and volume. In 1985 a chemical group (Robert Curl, Harold Kroto and Richard Smalley) discovered that the carbon atoms have a shape similar to that of GEODESIC structures. These Nobel Prize laureates then decided to honor the architect Fuller giving its name to the discovery.