Custom Tensile Fabric Structures
Typically, Lightweight Structures' best, most creative work is done in conjunction with architects. Our skill base, technologies and vast experience allows our design and engineering team to transform an architect's vision into an engineered structural form. Custom Tensile Fabric Designs are limited only by the imagination of the designer and the strength of the materials.
What are Fabric Structures?
Fabric Structures are free form membrane structures, allowing design freedom, which is not possible with other traditional building materials. Shapes which up until now were only daydreams are now possible, and more.
Benefits of Fabric Structures
Modern technology and innovation has brought about sweeping transformations in development of fabric materials. These revolutionary materials can be modeled into sturdy, yet delicate looking three dimensional curvilinear shapes, which seem to float weightlessly, but are immensely strong, durable, technically advanced and economical to construct.
The free-flowing forms inherent with fabric structures are difficult and costly to achieve with conventional building material. The pure elegance of synthetic tensile architecture allows for geometric designs and forms that will compliment any type of building material from glass to stone.
Atmosphere under Fabric Shade
The atmosphere inside a fabric structure is unlike that of a conventional building. Fabric diffuses daylight, softens the acoustics and even the way air moves through the space are different.
Uses of Fabric Structures
Tensile structure fabrics may be used as the shell of a building, as a membrane roof or the structural cladding. In a smaller role, it may serve as a shading system, skylight, or entrance sunshade canopy. We work with knitted shade clothes, PVC and PTFE fabrics for permanent structures.
Unique benefits of a custom tensile fabric structures