Read here about tensegrity structures that are deployed in the shape of an arch.

Overview


An arch is a structure that spans a space, usually supporting weight, in the form of an inverted "U."

In a tensegrity arch, a basic tensegrity module--usually the 3 strut --is repeated with slight length and filament variations in length such that the structure arches. The repeating module that forms the arch is usually accompanied by another module that forms its two bases.

Selected Images of Tensegrity Arches


An assortment of tensegrity arches and discussion of their structure is presented.

Snelson's Arch


Rainbow Arch is a tensegrity arch by Snelson . Constructed of aluminum & stainless steel, it measures 7 ft. x 12.6 ft. x 2.6 ft (meters, 2.1 x 3.8 x 1).
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Rainbow Arch by Ken Snelson


Maxim's Arch


Maxim Schrogin designed and built an arch in Berkeley, California. The arch was built in 2002 as an entry arch to the sacred space of his nephew's wedding. He sent the photo to Robert Burkhardt .
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sacred space of his nephew's wedding. Photo hosted by Robert Burkhardt.


Kenichi Kawaguchi's Arch


Reusable Deployable Tensegrity Arch by Kenichi Kawaguchi

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Reusable Deployable Tensegrity Arch by Kenichi Kawaguchi


Deejayana's Arch


Deejayana uploaded an arch covered with paper to DeviantArt.

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Tensegrity Arch with paper by Deejayana


Link: http://deejayana.deviantart.com/art/Tensegrity-Arch-200023895
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