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Friday, 31 July 2020 02:08

The SergeFerrari Group announces the acquisition of Verseidag-Indutex thus strengthing its global leader position in Tensile Architecture and Modular Structures and becoming a key player in...

Small Fabric Structures

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 01:18

  Project Entry in LSAA 2011 Design Awards (Cat 7, 7400) Project entered by Tensys Engineers Aside from the images below, no further details have been entered to date.

Medium Fabric Structures

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 12:51

  This project was entered in the LSAA 2011 Design Awards (Cat 2, 2600) Entrant: Tensys Engineers Aside from the images below, no further details have been entered at this stage. This is a...

Large Fabric Structures

Sunday, 05 July 2020 13:23

  Entered in the LSAA 2007 Design Awards (Cat 3, 3003) Entrant: Taiyo Membrane Corp Client: Bureau of Meterology     Architect: Taiyo Membrane CorporationStructural Engineer:...

Spaceframes, Cablenets, Glazing

Sunday, 05 July 2020 12:54

  Entry in the LSAA 2007 Design Awards (Cat 4, 4113) Entrant: S2 Corporation Client: Boeing Australia Limited    Structural Engineer: S2 Corporation Pty LtdSpecialist...

Spaceframes, Cablenets, Glazing

Thursday, 02 July 2020 08:03

  Project: SG4 500m2 Big Dish Solar Concentrator Entrant: Solar Thermal Group - Designer / Fabricator Location: Garran Road - Acton Canberra ACTClient: ANU / Wizard PowerStruct. Eng.: ANU...


From direct measurements of salient points (anchorages, mast tops and bases), this was fed into a form-finding program developed by Peter Kneen - also a founding member of LSAA.

Domain VS 11

The next stage was to produce cutting patterns which were joined to form a 1:25 scale model.

Domain VS 14

The final structure was fabricated by Bert Bilsborough. Bert was still keen on using both sewn and welded seams in the early 1980s but most PVC coated membranes from that time just used high frequency welding. George Clark developed much of the structural details of the supporting structure - masts, cables and anchorages.

Some images of the first structure erected in the domain follow:

Domain VS 02

Domain VS 04

Domain VS 06

Tags: SydneyCarolsDomainStageCanopyVinzenzSedlakmembranemodelPeter KneenGeorge Clark