While it is widely known that tensile structure has many advantages over a conventional brick and concrete structure, what we seldom doesn’t give heed is to the materials used in the fabrication of tensile membrane – the building block of tensile structure. In this article we will look at some common tensile membrane materials.
Architects are the master of their creation and their creation is what gives us shelter in the face of extreme weather elements like sun and rain. Of late, though, we have been seeing a change in their preferences. The ones who used to design and recommend structures made of concrete are now increasingly moving towards tensile structures. So much so that they have been given a new name – tensile architect.
Ever since its invention, tensile structure has grown by leaps and bounds. From very simple single dome structures to the present day multiple curvature structures, tensile structure has surely came a long way. But what is driving this trend? Why are architects increasingly recommending them nowadays? In this article we will look at 9 features of tensile structures that are unique to them –