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Kenneth Snelson, 1974, Free Ride Home, Tensegrity

Kenneth Snelson, 1974, Free Ride Home, Tensegrity

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In this text I set out to reflect on different ways of knowing and problem solving by using examples from design experience, the scientific method, indigenous knowledge, and also address the role of intuition and computational methods (‘big data’). I suggest that the scientific method is only one particular way of enquiry into creating (and sharing...

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... description did not explicitly state that it should be self-made. My immediate idea was to create a self-supporting structure after the principle of a Buckminster Fuller/Kenneth Snelson 'Tensegrity' carrying a poster (Figure 2). Such a self-supporting structure of string and rods would elegantly combine principles of mathematics, architecture and design and thus, conceptually, fit the conference theme. ...