Tensegrity, tensional integrity or floating compression is a structural principle based on a system of isolated components under compression inside a network of continuous tension.
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And they are arranged in such a way that the compressed members usually bars or struts do not touch each other while the prestressed tensioned members (usually cables or tendons) delineate the system spatially.
If you have ropes and wood – you can build floating tensegrity chair based on tension! It was pretty difficult project, but result is amazingThis was a very challenging build sitting on this chair feels like being on a ship with subtle suspended movements and creaking wood.
Tensegrity allows strain to be distributed across a structure. While buildings built from continuous compression may not show this property, more elastic structures like our bodies do. These structures can be built on top of smaller units that continuously distribute strain.