18 – X-Module Expanded

The term “space-filling” applies to such systems, for example, as sugar cubes packed in a box or the closest packing of identical spheres — like oranges at the market. Space-filling three-dimensional order offers the prospect of adding more and more like-objects in all directions without end. The x-module too is capable of filling space in all directions. Below are examples of how this most versatile of tensegrity modules can be extended indefinitely.

The first stages in develping

an x-module plane or layer

X-module corner is created

by adding a third module.

SuperStar, 1960-2002

aluminum and stainless steel

19 x 23 x 19.75 in.

48 x 58.5 x 50 cm