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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. Pelvis
  176. Plane
  177. Pneumatics
  178. Pope, Theodore
  179. Portal To Architecture
  180. Portal To Art & Design
  181. Portal To Basic Concepts
  182. Portal To Becoming Bucky
  183. Portal to Biotensegrity
  184. Portal To Cellular Biology
  185. Portal To Counting Struts
  186. Portal To History
  187. Portal To Languages
  188. Portal To Mathematics
  189. Portal To Model Making
  190. Portal To People
  191. Portal To Philosophy
  192. Portal To Polyhedra
  193. Portal To Robotics
  194. Portal To Software
  195. Portal To Structural Anatomy
  196. Poultry Shed By Vyas
  197. Prairie House by Orambra
  198. prestress
  199. Prism
  200. Prosthetics
  201. Qball, 12 Curved Strut Tensegrity
  202. Rhode-Barbarigos, Landolf
  203. Rhombic Dodecahedron
  204. RIMOSA Tensegrity Sculptures Program
  205. Robotics
  206. Rossiter, Adrian
  207. Santiago Radio Tower
  208. scaffold
  209. scale
  210. Scarr, Graham
  211. Shade Structure
  212. Shai, Offer
  213. shear
  214. Sils, Juris
  215. Skelton, Robert
  216. Skew
  217. Skwish
  218. Skylon
  219. Smith, Winston
  220. Snelson Stool by Weller
  221. Snelson, Kenneth
  222. Space
  223. Space Exploration
  224. Specific Strength
  225. Spine
  226. Springs
  227. Stability
  228. Stairway
  229. Stavrev, Val
  230. Stella Octangula
  231. Sterk, Tristan D'estree
  232. Stiffness
  233. Stress
  234. Strut
  235. Strut Effect
  236. Strut, Curved
  237. Strut, Hoop
  238. Strut, Linear
  239. Strut, Materials
  240. Strut, Nucleated
  241. Strut, Ring
  242. SunSpiral, Vytas
  243. Super Ball Bot
  244. Suspended Bridge by Paradiso
  245. Synergetics
  246. Synergetics Dictionary
  247. t-icosa
  248. Tendon
  249. Tendon, Materials
  250. Tensairity
  251. Tensegridad (Spanish)
  252. Tensegrita (Italian)
  253. Tenségrité (French)
  254. Tensegriteam
  255. Tensegriteit (Dutch)
  256. Tensegritoy
  257. Tensegrity
  258. Tensegrity (Czech)
  259. Tensegrity (German)
  260. Tensegrity Lights by Bartosik
  261. Tensegrity Pavilion AA School 2010
  262. Tensegrity Tower by Fagerström
  263. Tensegrity Tower by Ondrej Otypka
  264. Tensegrity, Etymology
  265. Tensegrity, Portfolio and Art News Annual 1961
  266. Tension
  267. Tent
  268. Tetrahedron
  269. Textiles as Tension Technology
  270. Tomassian, Raffi
  271. Torus
  272. Tricontahedron
  273. Tuning
  274. Twist Angle
  275. Tyler, Tim
  276. Underwood Pavilion by Riether, Wit, Putt
  277. Underwood Pavilion Photo Gallery
  278. v-expander
  279. Van Dokkum, Onno
  280. Videos
  281. Wall
  282. Warnow Tower
  283. Warren, John
  284. Weaving
  285. Wheelchair
  286. Whiteley, Walter
  287. Winch
  288. Wire Roap
  289. Wroldsen, Anders Sunde
  290. X Tensegrity
  291. Yin Yang
  292. You Can Touch This
  293. Young's Modulus
  294. Your Private Sky Books
  295. Zhang, Jingyao