Tensile fabric structures

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about tensile fabric structures

Project • By A.J ArchitectsPrivate Houses

The Fabric Wave

The old villa on MG Road, Bangalore which is recognized as the heart of the city, was entrusted to us to adorn a facelift. A.J Architects A.J Architects The project centered on the client's requirement to modernize the entire structure to characterize itself as a contemporary building. This gave the design team an opportunity to remodel the space and aesthetics with bold vibrant and enthusiastic skyline statement, which also reflects to an everchanging contemporary surrounding and the Socio, cultural and economic aspirations of the client. A.J Architects A.J Architects The growing needs of the family invoked the design team to relocate an extended kitchen on the South East corner of the property. The extension was plan... More

Project • By NOMAD CONCEPTHeritages

Fort 4 - Mortsel (near Antwerp)

This sail sculpture, designed by architect Amandus Vanquaille, was designed for a specific military building dating 1862. The typical architecture of that time does not allow any access to the inner courtyard (called the ‘reduit’ in military terms). The widest entrance was 98cm. At the outside there are moats, ramparts, ditches and fortifications, all built to protect the inner courtyard from intrusion. But how to build a roof over this large courtyard, if anyone can access with building materials or cranes? The answer is simple: making a flexible roof that one can carry in, like a large worm, through the inner corridors and through the narrow porches. The complete membrane roof exists of 8 parts (8 separate vaults) each small enough to be... More

Project • By NOMAD CONCEPTParks/Gardens

Private projects Tensiles

The graceful sails created by The Nomad Concept (Belgium) fit into almost any environment, from the intimate atmosphere of a private garden to the more public character of offices, public projects or events.Whether the aim is mainly to create shade or to provide protection from rain or to create a secluded area away from the world, architect Amandus VanQuaille always looks for a solution with high artistic value. MaterialsThe architectural sails are made of high-quality, innovative materials, with every detail being literally worked out to perfection.  The masts are made of anodised aluminium, stainless steel or standardised wood. The cables and cable parts (tensioners, bolts, nuts) are made of standardised stainless steel, of the... More

Project • By NOMAD CONCEPTApartments

Roof terrace - Curacao

Flying high – with spread wings - above the blue coral sea of Curacao and the colorful cityscape of Willemstad…This architectural sail is a celebration of the ecstatic life of Curacao combined with the serenity of family life on the roof terrace. This fabric sculpture covers an open air kitchen and dining place on the roof . The contemporary apartment is set amidst a historical part of Willemstad, dating from the 18th colonial century.The form and the fabric is designed and engineered to withstand the extremely harsh wind and UV-light conditions of the island. It is built to stand for decades. More