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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. Kite
  139. Korkmaz, Sinan
  140. Kreze, Luka
  141. Kurilpa Bridge
  142. La Plata Stadium
  143. Le Ricolais, Robert
  144. Lego
  145. Levin, Stephen M.
  146. Lighting Fixture
  147. Lightness
  148. Lorance, Loretta
  149. Lungs
  150. Magic Passes
  151. Mapping solid polyhedra to tensegrity structures
  152. Margaret Fuller Book by Marshall
  153. Martin, Arnold
  154. Mast
  155. Mechanobiology
  156. membrane
  157. Mesh Bag as Tension Network
  158. Moods
  159. MOOM Pavillion
  160. Motro, René
  161. Movement Therapy
  162. Musical Instruments
  163. Musil, Josef
  164. Myers, Tom
  165. NASA
  166. NASA Tensegrity Robotics Toolkit
  167. Needle Tower
  168. Nexorade
  169. Octahedron
  170. Omnidirection
  171. Online Applications
  172. Opposition
  173. Otto, Frei
  174. Pars, Marcelo
  175. Pavilion
  176. Pelvis
  177. Plane
  178. Pneumatics
  179. Pope, Theodore
  180. Portal To Architecture
  181. Portal To Art & Design
  182. Portal To Basic Concepts
  183. Portal To Becoming Bucky
  184. Portal to Biotensegrity
  185. Portal To Cellular Biology
  186. Portal To Counting Struts
  187. Portal To History
  188. Portal To Languages
  189. Portal To Mathematics
  190. Portal To Model Making
  191. Portal To People
  192. Portal To Philosophy
  193. Portal To Polyhedra
  194. Portal To Robotics
  195. Portal To Software
  196. Portal To Structural Anatomy
  197. Poultry Shed By Vyas
  198. Prairie House by Orambra
  199. prestress
  200. Prism
  201. Prosthetics
  202. Qball, 12 Curved Strut Tensegrity
  203. Rhode-Barbarigos, Landolf
  204. Rhombic Dodecahedron
  205. RIMOSA Tensegrity Sculptures Program
  206. Robotics
  207. Rossiter, Adrian
  208. Santiago Radio Tower
  209. scaffold
  210. scale
  211. Scarr, Graham
  212. Shade Structure
  213. Shai, Offer
  214. shear
  215. Sils, Juris
  216. Skelton, Robert
  217. Skew
  218. Skwish
  219. Skylon
  220. Smith, Winston
  221. Snelson Stool by Weller
  222. Snelson, Kenneth
  223. Space
  224. Space Exploration
  225. Specific Strength
  226. Spine
  227. Springs
  228. Stability
  229. Stairway
  230. Stavrev, Val
  231. Stella Octangula
  232. Sterk, Tristan D'estree
  233. Stiffness
  234. Stress
  235. Strut
  236. Strut Effect
  237. Strut, Curved
  238. Strut, Hoop
  239. Strut, Linear
  240. Strut, Materials
  241. Strut, Nucleated
  242. Strut, Ring
  243. SunSpiral, Vytas
  244. Super Ball Bot
  245. Suspended Bridge by Paradiso
  246. Synergetics
  247. Synergetics Dictionary
  248. t-icosa
  249. Tendon
  250. Tendon, Materials
  251. Tensairity
  252. Tensegridad (Spanish)
  253. Tensegrita (Italian)
  254. Tenségrité (French)
  255. Tensegriteam
  256. Tensegriteit (Dutch)
  257. Tensegritoy
  258. Tensegrity
  259. Tensegrity (Czech)
  260. Tensegrity (German)
  261. Tensegrity Lights by Bartosik
  262. Tensegrity Pavilion AA School 2010
  263. Tensegrity Tower by Fagerström
  264. Tensegrity Tower by Ondrej Otypka
  265. Tensegrity, Etymology
  266. Tensegrity, Portfolio and Art News Annual 1961
  267. Tension
  268. Tent
  269. Tetrahedron
  270. Textiles as Tension Technology
  271. Tomassian, Raffi
  272. Torus
  273. Tricontahedron
  274. Tuning
  275. Twist Angle
  276. Tyler, Tim
  277. Underwood Pavilion by Riether, Wit, Putt
  278. Underwood Pavilion Photo Gallery
  279. v-expander
  280. Van Dokkum, Onno
  281. Videos
  282. Wall
  283. Warnow Tower
  284. Warren, John
  285. Weaving
  286. Wheelchair
  287. Whiteley, Walter
  288. Winch
  289. Wire Roap
  290. Wroldsen, Anders Sunde
  291. X Tensegrity
  292. Yin Yang
  293. You Can Touch This
  294. Young's Modulus
  295. Your Private Sky Books
  296. Zhang, Jingyao