Time to Show Off

Step right up to see the all-new, open-planned, space-age Royal Melbourne Showgrounds. Get set for a 21st century show this year, thanks to a $108 million revamp. But for a few familiar landmarks – the Pie in the sky for one – much of the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds is unrecognisable. Most startling is the giant […]

Showy home for fruit, vegetables

A 27-METRE high big-top was unveiled at the redeveloped Royal Melbourne Showgrounds yesterday, and will house fruit, meat and vegetable displays during the show. The $2 million Grand Pavilion, has a -coated-PES roof designed to last 20 years, and will be available for hire for concerts, shows and other events. Its architect, Daryl Jackson, said […]


Structurflex wins Award of Excellence – Commercial Canopies This is the first single-layer ETFE membrane system built in North America. It is a lightweight and semitransparent covering for an outdoor courtyard at Kansas City’s new mixed-use development known as the Power and Light District. The nine-block area is anchored by the “Live!” block and is […]

Anish Kapoor sculpture blends fabric and steel in New Zealand

International sculptor Anish Kapoor stretches fabric and steel to manipulate views of the New Zealand seascape “I am interested in sculpture that manipulates the viewer into a specific relationship with both space and time.” -Anish Kapoor, Tate Magazine, July 2007 The Indian-born artist Anish Kapoor is probably best known in the United States for his […]

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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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