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A student experiment with tensegrity cantilevers.
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This group project was an experiment in tensegrity structures. The cantilever utilizes tensile strength to gain stability, and to make the wooden modules appear as if they are floating in mid-air.
The individualĀ  wood and steel modules never touch- they are held together with steel cables, and rely on a precise balance of forces for stability.
The structure was entirely handmade by myself andĀ  two other students in a wood and metal workshop. It was installed in the campus gardens, where it was exhibited for one month.
Clockwise from top left: Steel rods being bent to the correct angle, Two steel modules welded together, A hole being drilled into the thickness of the wood, A detail of the final module.
Assembly details of the module, and its fixation on site.