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

November 20, 2013

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

November 4, 2013

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

September 18, 2013

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

August 29, 2013

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

May 7, 2013

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)

November 14, 2012

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 […]



Time to Show Off

July 29, 2012

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

July 19, 2012

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 […]



Award of Excellence COMMERCIAL CANOPIES

July 3, 2012

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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