For the Honolulu Rail Transit light metro system, Structurflex fabricated and installed two tensile membrane canopies totaling nearly 10,000 square feet at Middle Street Station in Honolulu. The canopies were designed to represent the sails of Hōkūleʻa, the renowned replica of traditional Polynesian voyaging canoes and symbol of Hawaii. The 50-foot station platform presented a challenge during the canopy construction phase, requiring extensive coordination by Structurflex and collaboration with the station’s engineer of record and general contractor.
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 […]