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10/30/09

ASM Headquarters and Geodesic Dome, Geauga County, Ohio

PhotoThe dome and headquarters building, both constructed in 1959, represent a prominent example of Modern Architecture designed by architect, John Terence Kelly, and mathematician, R. Buckminster Fuller. Located in Materials Park, home to ASM International (formerly known as the American Society of Metals), these structures reflect the goals and mission of ASM. The architecture of the building in combination with the dome expresses an aesthetic ideal that reflects trends in design and philosophy caused by broader historical and social trends during the period between the American Industrial Revolution and the resultant Information Revolution. This particular dome is rare amongst Fuller's domes because, unlike most other functional domes, it was never intended to be a covered structure.

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