Wings Over Water is a 30-foot kinetic sculpture at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The sculpture is integrated with the 24-foot by 62-foot outdoor fountain in front of the Convention Center, featuring an armature and hydraulic drive shaft that cause two giant wings to beat “feathers” made of coated PES mesh. The wings move smoothly and continuously and, because of their translucence, cast ever-changing shadows on the surrounding area as they move. Structurflex engineered and fabricated the wings to the specification of the commissioned artist.
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 […]