In 1948 William Graham, a former investor in the project, purchased and combined both prototypes and created the “Wichita House,” which carried a refined vision of the original Dymaxion: the hexagon was transformed into a smooth circle, and the building was set only a few inches above the ground (rather than fully suspended, as the Dymaxion would have been). Aside from the patented Dymaxion bathroom, none of the original housing elements were included in the Wichita House.
Fuller called himself “neither an optimist or a pessimist, [but] a realist!” Initiative and Integrity were not empty words for Fuller, who presented us with choices for the future. “We have the option to make it if greed and ignorance are set aside, but it will be precarious, and we now have enough knowledge and world resources to provide for 100% of humanity. It will either be Utopia or Oblivion.”