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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. 92 Prism Tensegrity
  26. 99 Failures Pavilion by University of Tokyo
  27. 99 Failures Pavilion Photo Gallery
  28. Achkov, Konstantin
  29. ADAM Collapsible Truss System
  30. Agogino, Alice
  31. Agostini, Angelo
  32. Akke Functional Art
  33. Alexy, Christian
  34. Anatomy Trains
  35. Angle
  36. Animals
  37. Arch
  38. Arithmetization
  39. Assur Truss
  40. Atelier Architecture
  41. Augmented Reality
  42. Barcelona Tensegrity Tower
  43. Bartosik, Michal Maciej
  44. Becoming Bucky Fuller by Lorance
  45. Behzadipour, Saeed
  46. Benefits of Tensegrity
  47. BEST Lab, Berkeley California
  48. Bicycle
  49. Bicycle wheel
  50. Biot Tensegrity Robot
  51. Biotensegrity
  52. Birth
  53. Black Mountain College
  54. Blood
  55. Blur Building by Diller & Scofidio
  56. Bolitho, Jonathan
  57. Bone
  58. Bragdon, Claude
  59. Bridge
  60. Buchanan, Will
  61. Buckminsterfullerene
  62. Burkhardt, Robert
  63. Burning Man
  64. CAD
  65. Castaneda, Carlos
  66. Cells, Biological
  67. Chronology of Tensegrity
  68. Clar, James
  69. Clothing
  70. Code Aster
  71. Collins, William
  72. Compression
  73. Connelly, Robert
  74. Constructivism
  75. Cretu, Simona-Mariana
  76. Cube
  77. Cuboctahedron
  78. Cuthbert, Robby
  79. Cylindrical Coordinates
  80. Cytoskeleton
  81. de Jong, Gerald
  82. Definitions of Tensegrity
  83. Della Sala, Francesco
  84. Deployable Structures
  85. Di Carlo, Biagio
  86. Distance Geometry
  87. DNA
  88. Dodecahedron
  89. Dynamics
  90. Earnhardt, Phil
  91. Elbow
  92. Emmerich, David Georges
  93. Fabric
  94. Finite Element Method
  95. Flemons, Tom
  96. Floating
  97. Floor
  98. Folding
  99. Force
  100. Frame
  101. Fröbel, Friedrich
  102. Fuller's Two Volume Synergetics
  103. Fuller, Margaret
  104. Fuller, R. B. Timeline
  105. Fuller, Richard Buckminster
  106. Furniture
  107. Geodesic Dome
  108. Glass
  109. Gómez Jáuregui, Valentín
  110. Graph
  111. Gridshell LEDs
  112. Guimberteau, Jean Claude
  113. Hamilton, Bruce
  114. Hanaor, Ariel
  115. Hart, George
  116. Hirai, Shinichi
  117. Hogden, Lee
  118. Holidays
  119. How To Build A 3 Strut Copper Base for a Table
  120. How To Build A 3 Strut Hammock Stand
  121. How To Build A 30 Strut Soda Straw Dodecahedron
  122. How To Build A 3x5 Tensegrity Tower by de Jong
  123. Howard, T. C.
  124. Humor
  125. Icosahedron
  126. Icosahedron WIth Mitch Amiano's Connectors
  127. Index to Concepts in the Tensegrity Wiki
  128. Index to Forms
  129. Index to Kits in the Tensegrity Wiki
  130. Index to People In The Tensegrity Wiki
  131. Index to Procedures in the Tensegrity Wiki
  132. Index to Tensegrity Wiki
  133. Ingber, Donald A
  134. Inox
  135. integrins
  136. Ioganson, Karl
  137. Jakob Tensegrity Torus
  138. Jewelry
  139. Jitterbug
  140. Kenner, Hugh
  141. Kite
  142. Korkmaz, Sinan
  143. Kreze, Luka
  144. Kurilpa Bridge
  145. La Plata Stadium
  146. Le Ricolais, Robert
  147. Lego
  148. Levin, Stephen M.
  149. Lighting Fixture
  150. Lightness
  151. Lorance, Loretta
  152. Lungs
  153. Magic Passes
  154. Mapping solid polyhedra to tensegrity structures
  155. Margaret Fuller Book by Marshall
  156. Martin, Arnold
  157. Mast
  158. Mechanobiology
  159. membrane
  160. Mesh Bag as Tension Network
  161. Moods
  162. MOOM Pavillion
  163. Motro, René
  164. Movement Therapy
  165. Musical Instruments
  166. Musil, Josef
  167. Myers, Tom
  168. NASA
  169. NASA Tensegrity Robotics Toolkit
  170. Needle Tower
  171. Nexorade
  172. Octahedron
  173. Omnidirection
  174. Online Applications
  175. Opposition
  176. Otto, Frei
  177. Pars, Marcelo
  178. Pavilion
  179. Pelvis
  180. Photonium, Tower of Light by Snelson
  181. Plane
  182. Pneumatics
  183. Pope, Theodore
  184. Portal To Architecture
  185. Portal To Art & Design
  186. Portal To Basic Concepts
  187. Portal To Becoming Bucky
  188. Portal to Biotensegrity
  189. Portal To Cellular Biology
  190. Portal To Counting Struts
  191. Portal To History
  192. Portal To Languages
  193. Portal To Mathematics
  194. Portal To Model Making
  195. Portal To People
  196. Portal To Philosophy
  197. Portal To Polyhedra
  198. Portal To Robotics
  199. Portal To Software
  200. Portal To Structural Anatomy
  201. Poultry Shed By Vyas
  202. Prairie House by Orambra
  203. prestress
  204. Prism
  205. Prosthetics
  206. Qball, 12 Curved Strut Tensegrity
  207. Rhode-Barbarigos, Landolf
  208. Rhombic Dodecahedron
  209. RIMOSA Tensegrity Sculptures Program
  210. Robotics
  211. Rossiter, Adrian
  212. Santiago Radio Tower
  213. scaffold
  214. scale
  215. Scarr, Graham
  216. Shade Structure
  217. Shai, Offer
  218. shear
  219. Sils, Juris
  220. Skelton, Robert
  221. Skew
  222. Skwish
  223. Skylon
  224. Smith, Winston
  225. Snelson Stool by Weller
  226. Snelson, Kenneth
  227. Space
  228. Space Exploration
  229. Specific Strength
  230. Spine
  231. Springs
  232. Stability
  233. Stairway
  234. Stavrev, Val
  235. Stella Octangula
  236. Sterk, Tristan D'estree
  237. Stiffness
  238. Stress
  239. Strut
  240. Strut Effect
  241. Strut, Curved
  242. Strut, Hoop
  243. Strut, Linear
  244. Strut, Materials
  245. Strut, Nucleated
  246. Strut, Ring
  247. SunSpiral, Vytas
  248. Super Ball Bot
  249. Suspended Bridge by Paradiso
  250. Synergetics
  251. Synergetics Dictionary
  252. t-icosa
  253. Taffgoch
  254. Tendon
  255. Tendon, Materials
  256. Tensairity
  257. Tensegridad (Spanish)
  258. Tensegrita (Italian)
  259. Tenségrité (French)
  260. Tensegriteam
  261. Tensegriteit (Dutch)
  262. Tensegritoy
  263. Tensegrity
  264. Tensegrity (Czech)
  265. Tensegrity (German)
  266. Tensegrity Goes Blob by Trier University
  267. Tensegrity Goes Blob Photo Gallery
  268. Tensegrity Lights by Bartosik
  269. Tensegrity Pavilion AA School 2010
  270. Tensegrity Tower by Fagerström
  271. Tensegrity Tower by Ondrej Otypka
  272. Tensegrity, Etymology
  273. Tensegrity, Portfolio and Art News Annual 1961
  274. Tension
  275. Tension Pavilion 2016
  276. Tension Pavilion 2016 Photo Gallery
  277. Tent
  278. Tetrahedron
  279. Textiles as Tension Technology
  280. Tomassian, Raffi
  281. Torus
  282. Tree
  283. Tricontahedron
  284. Tuning
  285. Twist Angle
  286. Tyler, Tim
  287. Underwood Pavilion by Riether, Wit, Putt
  288. Underwood Pavilion Photo Gallery
  289. v-expander
  290. Van Dokkum, Onno
  291. Videos
  292. Wall
  293. Warnow Tower
  294. Warren, John
  295. Weaving
  296. Wheelchair
  297. Whiteley, Walter
  298. Winch
  299. Wire Roap
  300. Wroldsen, Anders Sunde
  301. X Tensegrity
  302. Yin Yang
  303. You Can Touch This
  304. Young's Modulus
  305. Your Private Sky Books
  306. Zhang, Jingyao