Read here about tensegrity structures composed of twelve struts, part of a series of pages organized by strut count.


The regular 12 strut tensegrity can describe a cube or cuboctahedron.

Models and Examples

Snelson 12 Strut Model

Kenneth Snelson constructed a series of four tensegrity structures that metamorphose slowly from evoking a truncated octahedron to evoking a truncated cube. Each model features 12 struts in a new arragement.


You Can Touch This Cube

See You Can Touch This.

Floating Logs by Tom Flemons

Floating logs by Flemons is composed of twelve logs.

Floating Logs by Tom Flemons

For more information, see Flemons.

Links and References

Portal to Polyhedra
A series on polyhedra and associated tensegrities
  1. Platonic: Cube, Dodecahedron, Icosahedron, Octahedron, Tetrahedron
  2. Archimedan: Cuboctahedron, Jitterbug, Rhombic Dodecahedron, Stella Octangula, Tricontahedron
  3. Form: Prism, Torus
  4. Concepts: Naming
Access by no. of struts: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 21, 30, 60, 90, 270, 540; Procedures: 3, 30