For the Honolulu Rail Transit light metro system, Structurflex fabricated and installed tensile membrane canopies at three of the stations that make up the Farrington segment of the line: Hōʻaeʻae, Pouhala, and Hālaulani. Eight PTFE canopies totaling 32,000 square feet were installed on the route parallel to the Farrington Highway on the west side of Honolulu. The canopies were designed to represent the sails of Hōkūleʻa, the renowned replica of traditional Polynesian voyaging canoes and symbol of Hawaii.
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 […]