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Dome Sweet Dome

In its heyday, the geodesic dome, a building style patented by architect Buckminster Fuller 60 years ago, spawned alternative residential communities, starred in James Bond films, and popped up everywhere, from Connecticut to Colorado. They're considered icons of Cold War-era progress, summoning thoughts of both Space Age efficiency and 1960s communes. But with the sudden interest in alternative housing (microdwelling and off-the-grid living, for example), it's possible the rebirth of the geodesic dome may be on the horizon. Curbed National has more. [Curbed National]