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Welcome, readers of the book "Biotensegrity;" enjoy our new "Portal To Biotensegrity."


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Biotensegrity by Graham Scarr book cover.


Welcome, readers of the book "Becoming Bucky Fuller;" enjoy our new portal with more details about Fuller's methodologies.


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Becoming Bucky Fuller by Lorance book cover.


What is tensegrity?

Tensegrity is the way the world organizes itself. Build or buy a model and experience it yourself!

Why bother learning about it?

Whatever your goal in life, it's good to understand how the world works. Tensegrity, discovered about 60 years ago, is a new way of understanding forces at play. Whether you are building a business, designing household objects, building robots, or trying to live sustainably in a resource-challenged world, tensegrity offers innovative ways of thinking about how parts and wholes interact.

What is Tensegrity Wiki, The Encyclopedia of Tensegrity?

This website is a wiki dedicated to exploring the field of tensegrity, a subset of energetic-synergetic geometry. It is intended to use the "power of crowds" to fine-tune and make available accurate knowledge about tensegrities. This includes all aspects of tensegrity including structural tensegrity sculptures, dynamically adjusting tensegrity robotics, biotensegrity as expressed in cellular mechanics, biotensegrity as expressed in mammalian anatomical fascial/bone structure, tensegrity therapy as a set of mind-body practices, tensegrity as it illuminates ancient philosophies of harmony, music and dance inspired by tensegrity, and so on.

How do I get started?

Dive into one of our portals, which organize the entries into themes:


Or access one of our most popular pages: Chronology of Tensegrity, Bridge, 3 struts, Icosahedron, Bicycle Wheel, How To Build A 30 Strut Soda Straw Dodecahedron, How To Build A 3 Strut Copper Base for a Table, Furniture, Arch.

Or write your own entry!

Who can contribute?

  • University students using the wiki in their studies
  • Anyone.
  • Language? A lot of important work in tensegrity is being conducted as tenségrité (French), tensegridad (Spanish), Tensintegro (Italian), טנסגריטי (Hebrew). But multi-language support is not enabled on this wiki. For now, let's store articles in other languages along with the English ones.
  • Questions? Contact tensegritywiki at gmail, the Wiki moderator.


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Alphabetical list of articles


  1. Home
  2. 10 struts
  3. 11 struts
  4. 12 Strut Chair by Rasmussen
  5. 12 struts
  6. 15 struts
  7. 2 Struts
  8. 21 Struts
  9. 270 struts
  10. 3 Strut Stool by Passi
  11. 3 Struts
  12. 30 struts
  13. 3D Printing
  14. 4 Struts
  15. 4D Geometry
  16. 5 struts
  17. 6 Strut Robot
  18. 6 Strut Suspended Chair by ETS
  19. 6 struts
  20. 60 Struts
  21. 7 Struts
  22. 8 struts
  23. 9 Struts
  24. 90 struts
  25. 99 Failures Pavilion by University of Tokyo
  26. 99 Failures Pavilion Photo Gallery
  27. Achkov, Konstantin
  28. ADAM Collapsible Truss System
  29. Agogino, Alice
  30. Agostini, Angelo
  31. Akke Functional Art
  32. Alexy, Christian
  33. Anatomy Trains
  34. Angle
  35. Animals
  36. Arch
  37. Arithmetization
  38. Assur Truss
  39. Atelier Architecture
  40. Augmented Reality
  41. Barcelona Tensegrity Tower
  42. Bartosik, Michal Maciej
  43. Becoming Bucky Fuller by Lorance
  44. Behzadipour, Saeed
  45. Benefits of Tensegrity
  46. BEST Lab, Berkeley California
  47. Bicycle
  48. Bicycle wheel
  49. Biot Tensegrity Robot
  50. Biotensegrity
  51. Birth
  52. Black Mountain College
  53. Blood
  54. Blur Building by Diller & Scofidio
  55. Bolitho, Jonathan
  56. Bone
  57. Bragdon, Claude
  58. Bridge
  59. Buchanan, Will
  60. Buckminsterfullerene
  61. Burkhardt, Robert
  62. Burning Man
  63. CAD
  64. Castaneda, Carlos
  65. Cells, Biological
  66. Chronology of Tensegrity
  67. Clar, James
  68. Clothing
  69. Code Aster
  70. Collins, William
  71. Compression
  72. Connelly, Robert
  73. Constructivism
  74. Cretu, Simona-Mariana
  75. Cube
  76. Cuboctahedron
  77. Cuthbert, Robby
  78. Cylindrical Coordinates
  79. Cytoskeleton
  80. de Jong, Gerald
  81. Definitions of Tensegrity
  82. Della Sala, Francesco
  83. Deployable Structures
  84. Di Carlo, Biagio
  85. Distance Geometry
  86. DNA
  87. Dodecahedron
  88. Dynamics
  89. Earnhardt, Phil
  90. Elbow
  91. Emmerich, David Georges
  92. Fabric
  93. Finite Element Method
  94. Flemons, Tom
  95. Floating
  96. Floor
  97. Folding
  98. Force
  99. Frame
  100. Fröbel, Friedrich
  101. Fuller's Two Volume Synergetics
  102. Fuller, Margaret
  103. Fuller, Richard Buckminster
  104. Furniture
  105. Geodesic Dome
  106. Glass
  107. Gómez Jáuregui, Valentín
  108. Graph
  109. Gridshell LEDs
  110. Guimberteau, Jean Claude
  111. Hamilton, Bruce
  112. Hanaor, Ariel
  113. Hart, George
  114. Hirai, Shinichi
  115. Hogden, Lee
  116. Holidays
  117. How To Build A 3 Strut Copper Base for a Table
  118. How To Build A 3 Strut Hammock Stand
  119. How To Build A 30 Strut Soda Straw Dodecahedron
  120. How To Build A 3x5 Tensegrity Tower by de Jong
  121. Humor
  122. Icosahedron
  123. Icosahedron WIth Mitch Amiano's Connectors
  124. Index to Concepts in the Tensegrity Wiki
  125. Index to Forms
  126. Index to Kits in the Tensegrity Wiki
  127. Index to People In The Tensegrity Wiki
  128. Index to Procedures in the Tensegrity Wiki
  129. Index to Tensegrity Wiki
  130. Ingber, Donald A
  131. Inox
  132. integrins
  133. Ioganson, Karl
  134. Jakob Tensegrity Torus
  135. Jewelry
  136. Jitterbug
  137. Kenner, Hugh
  138. Korkmaz, Sinan
  139. Kreze, Luka
  140. Kurilpa Bridge
  141. La Plata Stadium
  142. Le Ricolais, Robert
  143. Lego
  144. Levin, Stephen M.
  145. Lighting Fixture
  146. Lightness
  147. Lorance, Loretta
  148. Lungs
  149. Magic Passes
  150. Mapping solid polyhedra to tensegrity structures
  151. Margaret Fuller Book by Marshall
  152. Martin, Arnold
  153. Mast
  154. Mechanobiology
  155. membrane
  156. Mesh Bag as Tension Network
  157. Moods
  158. MOOM Pavillion
  159. Motro, René
  160. Movement Therapy
  161. Musical Instruments
  162. Musil, Josef
  163. Myers, Tom
  164. NASA
  165. NASA Tensegrity Robotics Toolkit
  166. Needle Tower
  167. Nexorade
  168. Octahedron
  169. Omnidirection
  170. Online Applications
  171. Opposition
  172. Otto, Frei
  173. Pars, Marcelo
  174. Pavilion
  175. Plane
  176. Pneumatics
  177. Pope, Theodore
  178. Portal To Architecture
  179. Portal To Art & Design
  180. Portal To Basic Concepts
  181. Portal To Becoming Bucky
  182. Portal to Biotensegrity
  183. Portal To Cellular Biology
  184. Portal To Counting Struts
  185. Portal To History
  186. Portal To Languages
  187. Portal To Mathematics
  188. Portal To Model Making
  189. Portal To People
  190. Portal To Philosophy
  191. Portal To Polyhedra
  192. Portal To Robotics
  193. Portal To Software
  194. Portal To Structural Anatomy
  195. Poultry Shed By Vyas
  196. Prairie House by Orambra
  197. prestress
  198. Prism
  199. Prosthetics
  200. Qball, 12 Curved Strut Tensegrity
  201. Rhode-Barbarigos, Landolf
  202. Rhombic Dodecahedron
  203. RIMOSA Tensegrity Sculptures Program
  204. Robotics
  205. Rossiter, Adrian
  206. Santiago Radio Tower
  207. scaffold
  208. scale
  209. Scarr, Graham
  210. Shade Structure
  211. Shai, Offer
  212. shear
  213. Sils, Juris
  214. Skelton, Robert
  215. Skew
  216. Skwish
  217. Skylon
  218. Smith, Winston
  219. Snelson Stool by Weller
  220. Snelson, Kenneth
  221. Space
  222. Space Exploration
  223. Specific Strength
  224. Spine
  225. Springs
  226. Stability
  227. Stairway
  228. Stavrev, Val
  229. Stella Octangula
  230. Sterk, Tristan D'estree
  231. Stiffness
  232. Stress
  233. Strut
  234. Strut Effect
  235. Strut, Curved
  236. Strut, Hoop
  237. Strut, Linear
  238. Strut, Materials
  239. Strut, Nucleated
  240. Strut, Ring
  241. SunSpiral, Vytas
  242. Super Ball Bot
  243. Suspended Bridge by Paradiso
  244. Synergetics
  245. Synergetics Dictionary
  246. t-icosa
  247. Tendon
  248. Tendon, Materials
  249. Tensairity
  250. Tensegridad (Spanish)
  251. Tensegrita (Italian)
  252. Tenségrité (French)
  253. Tensegriteam
  254. Tensegriteit (Dutch)
  255. Tensegritoy
  256. Tensegrity
  257. Tensegrity (Czech)
  258. Tensegrity (German)
  259. Tensegrity Lights by Bartosik
  260. Tensegrity Pavilion AA School 2010
  261. Tensegrity Tower by Fagerström
  262. Tensegrity Tower by Ondrej Otypka
  263. Tensegrity, Etymology
  264. Tensegrity, Portfolio and Art News Annual 1961
  265. Tension
  266. Tent
  267. Tetrahedron
  268. Textiles as Tension Technology
  269. Tomassian, Raffi
  270. Torus
  271. Tricontahedron
  272. Tuning
  273. Twist Angle
  274. Tyler, Tim
  275. Underwood Pavilion by Riether, Wit, Putt
  276. Underwood Pavilion Photo Gallery
  277. v-expander
  278. Van Dokkum, Onno
  279. Videos
  280. Wall
  281. Warnow Tower
  282. Warren, John
  283. Weaving
  284. Wheelchair
  285. Whiteley, Walter
  286. Winch
  287. Wire Roap
  288. Wroldsen, Anders Sunde
  289. X Tensegrity
  290. Yin Yang
  291. You Can Touch This
  292. Young's Modulus
  293. Your Private Sky Books
  294. Zhang, Jingyao