Structural Systems for the Future
- René Motro, Head of the Civil & Mechanical Engineering Laboratory and of the "Lightweight Structures for Architecture" research team at the School of Architecture Languedoc Roussillon, both at University Montpellier II
The word tensegrity results from the contraction of âtensionalâ and âintegrityâ, a word created by Richard Buckminster Fuller. He went on to describe tensegrity structures as âislands of compression in an ocean of tensionâ, and RenÃ© Motro has developed a comprehensive definition which is âsystems in a stable self equilibriated system comprising a discontinuous set of compressed components inside a continuum of tensioned componentsâ. This publication represents the life work of a leading exponent of a revolutionary and exciting method of structural design.
Civil and structural engineers, architects, artists, designers, and researchers and students of related disciplines