Floor


A floor is a constructed surface of a room or vehicle, intended for walking or standing. Floors may be stone, wood, bamboo, metal, or any other material that can hold a person's weight. Floors typically consist of a subfloor for support and a floor covering used to give a good walking surface. In modern buildings the subfloor often has electrical wiring, plumbing, and other services built in. Because floors meet many needs, some essential to safety, floors are built to strict building codes.

Read here about how floors can be structured using tensegrity principles.

Tensegrity Floor Structural Issues


A floor is a special case of a tensegrity plane, deployed to support weight in a building. A tensegrity floor would have to be very strongly prestressed, to avoid any deformation of the surface as people walk from floor's edge to its center.

See also wall.

Gallery of Tensegrity Floor Images


Selected images of tensegrity floors.

National Museum of Reggio Calabria Floor, Proposed


Marco Riccobelli and Nicola Bissanti from ABDR Architetti Associati in Rome posted some information about this project. The design is for the National Museum of Reggio Calabria in the south of Italy. A transparent glass floor is proposed. The structure design was developed by the Italian engineer Loris Manfroni.



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