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


Seven strut tensegrities are rare.


Mesh Bag with 7 struts by Snelson

Kenneth Snelson put barsSnelson, Kenneth in a bag, forming a mesh bag tensegrity. One photo published on the web features 7 struts.

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Mesh bag containing 7 tubes, by Kenneth Snelson.

Motro Form Finding

In "Structural Morphology Of Tensegrity Systems" Motro applies a free-form method of discovery to the generation of unusual tensegrity forms. The 7 strut is generated in a series from 4 to 8 struts. He wrote, "The process is started from a simple system and, next, more and more struts and cables are added step by step."


See Asian Journal Of Civil Engineering (Building And Housing) Vol. 10, No. 1 (2009) Pages 1-19

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