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