Outdoor pavilion with indoor feel

Structurflex recently featured in Fabric Architecture Magazine with a showcase of their work at the Indian Wells Golf Resort, an outdoor pavilion with an indoor feel. The article highlights the unique challenges Structurflex was faced with, in particular a tight timeline and a very constrained site. The result of their hard work and precise project […]


OFPANZ Award for The Crossing at Highbrook Business Park

Structurflex’s inverted cone tensile membrane canopies at Highbrook Business Park have just picked up an award from OFPANZ, the Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand. The majestic ETFE structures at The Crossing won the award in the Tension Structures less than 500sqm category. The lightweight canopy not only delivers a sculptural quality but also […]


KC Live! becomes party central for World Cup football fans

FIFA Football World Cup fans have been partying beneath the iconic roof structure of Kansas City’s premier entertainment destination, predominately supporting team USA. The World Cup has generated literally thousands of fans to congregate at KC Live in the Kansas City Power & Light District. Watch the video here – it looks like a party […]


Structurflex Tension Membrane Structures contribute to the transformation of Denver’s new transportation hub

Denver Union Station in Colorado is undergoing a massive transformation and Structurflex’s US team has played an instrumental role in shaping the new transport hub. The transformation of 42 acres of former rail yards into a sustainable, urban mixed-use development is scheduled for completion mid 2014. The US$500 million redevelopment is one of the most […]


Another win for Structurflex’s Westlake Girls’ High School Sports Facility

Structurflex’s innovative design concepts, disciplined execution and collaborative problem-solving have been recognised yet again, this time by the Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia, in last week’s Design Awards. The Westlake Girls’ High School Sports Facilityscooped an award for High Commendation. This follows awards for the structure for Outstanding Achievement at the 2013 IFAI International Achievement […]


Double win for Structurflex at the 2013 International Achievement Awards

Structurflex’s Westlake Girls High School Sports Facility won the OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in the 2013 International Achievement Awards’ largest category – Tensile Structures, more than 2,300 square meters (24,756 square feet), and our Rydges Hotel Terrace Canopy picked up the award for OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT in Tensioned Awnings and Canopies. The awards are held annually to highlight truly spectacular […]


Structurflex’s Waka Māori on show at America’s Cup

Remarkable sailing craft are the hallmark of the 34th America’s Cup but it’s not just the futuristic wing-sail AC72s turning heads in San Francisco – a traditional Māori waka (canoe) from New Zealand also has a lead role in the event. Waka Māori was initially built for the Rugby World Cup 2011 and drew huge […]


3 OFPANZ wins for Structurflex

In June this year Structurflex won three awards at OFPANZ (Outdoor Fabric Association of New Zealand) with our Westlake Girls High School Sports Facility gaining the title of Supreme Winner. Additional awards for excellence include: Westlake Girls High School Sports Facility – Tension Structures, greater than 500sqm Rydges Hotel – Tension Structures, less than 500sqm


Going global with fabrication

By Frank Edgerton Martin, Fabric Architecture,May 2013 ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY OPENS DOOR TO NEW DESIGN POSSIBILITIES With digital fabrication, the fabric industry has a powerful tool to combine international expertise with on-the-ground knowledge of local building conditions and client needs. Thanks to computer-aided design software and the Internet, clients, designers, fabricators and manufacturers can work together […]


Structurflex scooped two of the top awards at last week’s 2012 International Achievement Awards (IAA)

The Maori waka that graced Auckland’s Viaduct harbour during Rugby World Cup received the Award of Excellence in the Technical and Other Miscellaneous category, and the Columbus Commons Bicentennial Pavilion took out the Award of Excellence for Tensile Structures between 600-2300sqm. The awards are held annually to recognize excellence in design and innovation and promote […]


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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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