Read here about tensegrity in the context of consideration of "torus", a topological form.
For torus-shaped struts, see ring struts.
Definition of Torus
"Torus" is the formal, well-defined topological name given to the shape known colloquially as a ring, life preserver, doughnut, bagel, or hemorrhoid cushion. the round, ring-like form formal name given to the "doughnut" form, being a circumference
Its definition in abstract, mathematical terms, from wikipedia: A torus (pl. tori) is a [of revolution] generated by revolving a [circle] in three dimensional space about an axis [coplanar] with the circle. In most contexts it is assumed that the axis does not touch the circle and in this case the surface has a ring shape and is called a ring torus or simply torus if the ring shape is implicit.
Below is a selection of torus shapes formed by tensegrity constructions.
Bicycle Wheel by Flemons
Tom Flemons created and published a wheel within a wheel.
JakobG, a Swiss rope-system manufacture, constructed a tensegrity structure that outlines a torus. It stood for a while and was taken down.
For more information see Jakob Tensegrity Torus.
Bent Torus by StructureMode
StructureMode, an engineering firm, constructed a torus that conforms with the perimeter of a hyperbolic paraboloid.
For more information, see Tension Pavilion 2016.
Hexagonal Rings by Motro
For more information, see Motro, René.
Tensegrity Prototype TG3 by SMiA
Structural Morphology in Architecture constructed a tensegrity structure that outlines the shape of a torus.
[[file:tensegrity.jpg|thumb|500px|none|12 strut tensegrity torus with 6 strut roof, by SMiA"
[[file:imagen1.jpg|thumb|500px|none|Designs for a 12 strut tensegrity torus with 6 strut roof, by SMiA"