Special use structures fabricated from tensile materials combine the thoughtful presence of a permanent structure with the economy, easy assembly, and mobility of a temporary structure.
Many different tensile membranes and tensile meshes can be formed into different shapes, giving you the freedom to design a novel, high-impact structure that is also economical. Examples include pavilions for short-term events, seasonal amphitheaters, traveling exhibitions, and sporting competitions.
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.
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 […]