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Tensegrity

Structural Systems for the Future

  • 1st Edition - June 1, 2003
  • Author: René Motro
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 9 0 3 9 9 6 - 3 7 - 9
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 5 4 2 3 4 - 8

The word tensegrity results from the contraction of ‘tensional’ and ‘integrity’, a word created by Richard Buckminster Fuller. He went on to describe tensegrity structures as… Read more

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The word tensegrity results from the contraction of ‘tensional’ and ‘integrity’, a word created by Richard Buckminster Fuller. He went on to describe tensegrity structures as ‘islands of compression in an ocean of tension’, and René Motro has developed a comprehensive definition which is ‘systems in a stable self equilibriated system comprising a discontinuous set of compressed components inside a continuum of tensioned components’.

This publication represents the life work of a leading exponent of a revolutionary and exciting method of structural design.