Tensile Fabric Structures

Tensile Fabric Structures from J & J. Carter Limited

By: J & J. Carter Limited  15/04/2011
Keywords: fabric structures, tensile fabric structures, Tensile Fabric


Tensile structures are now an acceptable building material, permitting the design of exciting roof

forms that would be almost impossible with traditional building methods. Not only do tensile

structures offer the variety of form, but also translucency, colour, clearspan and softness. These

structures are lightweight using tension to create the three dimensional form. Such structures have

been developed since the 1970’s and now offer some of the most dramatic architectural works to

date. Membrane structures span generations in their durability, offering in excess of 30 years of

lifespan, and fire retardency up to Class O.

Keywords: Fabric Architecture, fabric structures, Tensile Fabric, tensile fabric structures, Tension Membrane Structures, Textile Architecture

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