Floating Compression

Floating Compression

These structures hold themselves together by the balance of tension and compression. Their equilibrium comes from the geometry of opposing forces, push and pull, supporting each other through mutual action.

Also known as tensegrity, these structures consist of two components – sticks and strings, or struts and tendons. You may be surprised to see how they can hold themselves together without any of the rigid elements, without any of the struts needing to join together or even touch one another.

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