Synetic Structure

F. Flowerday
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2000)
Pages 225–230


This paper presents a new method for the resolution of structure into discrete patterns of tension and compression. Synetic designs are sca1eable from atomic through molecular levels, finding many applications in domes and spherical structures. The system also provides a force interaction model that is applicable to a broad range of real and theoretical problems. Synetic principles operate from micro- to macro-scales and in a wide variety of appropriate materials. As energy is increasingly invested along Synetic paths, a structural continuum, a bridge, is established from virtual pattern to strong, resilient construction.