What is Tensegrity?

Tensegrity - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensegrity From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For the movement system created by Carlos Castaneda, see Tensegrity (Castaneda). 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, and 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.[1] The term was coined by Buckminster Fuller in the 1960s as a portmanteau of "tensional integrity".[2] The other denomination of tensegrity, floating compression, was used mainly by the constructivist artist Kenneth Snelson.