SELECTED IDEAS OF BUCKMINSTER FULLER
TETRAHEDRA: TENSEGRITY
TRUSSES

Fuller devised ways of building structures out of just tetrahedra.

The tetrahedra could be both regular and stretched.

The tension and compression components

could be separated out

 in order to minimize the weight and cost.

Tetrahedra combined into trusses can be used to build

floors, walls, towers, boats, and even geodesic domes.

For more information see:
Geodesics Edward Popko figures 88 & 90 1968
The Dymaxion World of R Buckminster Fuller R Buckminster Fuller & Robert Marks figs 264-7 (pp 165-66) 1973
Synergetics R Buckminster Fuller secs 730.00 & 740.00 1975
Inventions " pages 291-92 1983
Cosmography " pages 184-87 1992

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