Tensile membranes are an ideal choice for outdoor public art. They can be formed into almost any shape and retain their structure over time. Both the structure and the appearance of the resulting tensile sculptures can withstand the elements, even in harsh climates.

Because tensile fabrics are lightweight and easy to transport, they remain options even for art that is to be sited in remote or difficult-to-access locations. Coated PES and coated PES mesh are suitable for both kinetic and static sculptures. Even the most intricate and complex designs can be realized with a tensile structured system.

Structurflex has worked with many artists around the world, the most famous being Anish Kapoor with Gibbs Farm.

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KieranTimberlake: Printed Tensile Cladding at Rice University

We are pleased to have collaborated with KieranTimberlake and the outfit of a parking structure on the Rice University Campus. In their blog post, they describe the concepts they employed to create an iconic sculptural element. For more details see the KieranTimberlake blog post.

The Increasing Importance of Durability

While tensile fabric has several distinct advantages over more traditional materials like glass, one of the most important may be its ability to withstand severe weather events. Our tensile structures and tensile facades  in Miami, Jacksonville, Houston, Fort Worth, Waco, and Atlanta did not sustain any damage or require any repair despite enduring events ranging […]

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