Tensoid is a two-part cuboid made of square steel that stabilizes itself between tension and integrity by using of a nylon cord. The result is a physical paradox that challenges our cognitive perception and presents us with an impossibility – a floating object.
For this installation, we worked on our interpretation of the Tensgrity principle. Compared to the rodwork constructions of Richard Buckminster Fuller and Kenneth Snelson, we put the focus of our derivation on construction reduction with respect to geometric ratios and deception as a visual trigger. The Cuboid has the ratio of 1:2 at the outer edges and the ratio of 1:3 between the tension and compression elements to the basic shape. The five tension points seperates the object from its surroundings and make it inherently stable. Regardless of its position in space, Tensoid permanently stables its shape.