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[mass noun] The characteristic property of a stable three-dimensional structure consisting of members under tension that are contiguous and members under compression that are not.[as modifier] ‘tensegrity construction’
- ‘A parametric model developed by Katharine Liapi at the University of Texas allows architects to visualize and design with tensegrity structures.’
- ‘Emerging from and, after technical problems, now fed by the water of the lake, the tensegrity structure of the ‘Cloud ‘was designed by Group Extasia (Diller-Scofidio from New York, together with architects from Zürich and Rotterdam).’
- ‘MGI is working to mimic biological tensegrity both for industrial applications and to engineer weight-bearing tissue replacement scaffolds.’
1950s: from tensional integrity.
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