The Dymaxion House was developed by inventor and architect Buckminster Fuller to address several perceived shortcomings with existing homebuilding techniques. Fuller designed several versions of the house at different times — all of them factory manufactured kits, assembled on site, intended to be suitable for any site or environment and to use resources efficiently. A key design consideration of the design was ease of shipment and assembly.
As he did when naming many of his inventions, Fuller used a portmanteau of the words dynamic, maximum, and tension to arrive at the term Dymaxion.(Wikipedia)