Interdisziplinäre Tragwerksplanung und Ingenieurholzbau


The Russian artist Karl Ioganson presented a structure called "Study in Balance" - a first example of a tensegrity structure at an exhibition in 1921. He balanced three non-touching compression rods by connecting them to a rope. By pulling on the rope, different states of equilibrium with different geometries were created depending on the different geometries. The discovery was initially not pursued further and was not taken up again until 1948 in America. The artist Kenneth Snelson constructed the "X-Piece" and created the basis for many of his works of art.

Tensegrity is a neologism created by the American Richard Buckminster Fuller from the words "tension" and "integrity".

Consisting of rods and cables, tensegrity structures form a stable, self-contained spherical system. The compression elements (rods) are completely detached from each other and are connected only by tension elements (cables). This makes a revolutionary invention possible: a dome structure whose load-bearing capacity increases faster than its own weight as its size increases. In theory, this makes buildings of any size possible.

A tower is to be designed - both in the Rhino Grasshopper environment and in a scale model.