Of my seven panels at Dwell on Design this weekend, one that I am really happy to be doing is a screening of filmmaker Evan Mather's 2009 documentary A Necessary Ruin. The half-hour documentary chronicles the rise and startlingly quick decay of Buckminster Fuller's massive Union Tank Car Dome outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was a 384-foot in diameter geodesic dome, the largest clear-span structure in the world. It's a fascinating look at a strange, ill-fated building narrated by Dwell's Los Angeles editor Frances Anderton and set to be presented on Saturday on the Design Innovation Stage at 3:30. Check out the trailer below and I hope to see you there.
Aaron writes the men's style column "The Pocket Square" for the San Francisco Chronicle and has written for the New York Times, the Times Magazine, Newsweek, National Geographic and others.
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