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