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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...

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If any LSAA member has an article or notices something of interest they could email a link and/or text to blogger @ LSAA.org (no spaces)

The progress fly through of Al Bayt Stadium that featured at our 2018 conference. The cladding is nearing completion and the bespoke patterned fabric roof soffit is impressive.

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Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City is almost ready for action. Learn more about this 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ semi-final venue here: https://sc.qa/en/stadiums/...

Just a short note to say that Boxing Day is a day of sporting highlights in Australia - as well as a lot of mahem at the sales.

The first day of the third cricket test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground - The "G" - saw a crowd of some 73,000 watch a slow scoring day on a flat pitch. India batting.

Also Boxing Day is the start of the annual Sydney to Hobart classic ocean yacht race.

From a lightweight structures viewpoint we have the extensive roof structures at the cricket. Also the fast sailing machines with their composite lightweight hulls, prestressed tensile rigging, tensioned fabric sails precisely cut to give a form to generate maximum driving force.

In recent years we have twin rudders and canting keels to maximize the functions of these appendages and in doing so further reduce the weight of the boats.

Some of the super-maxis have very large beams to enhance the planning ability and effects of the crew as ballast. 

A BBC article on current and future thinking in robotic construction and construction monitoring

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Will robots, drones and smart diggers create our future homes and workplaces?

A few lightweight structures here with some that appear that they may need a bit more engineering input. Looks great

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The Centaur Pod is the result of a research project between Arup and UNSW. It is a kinematic folded plate structure that defines an internal space such as a meeting room and can change form based on the changing environment or need. The mechanism is powered pneumatically.

#Origamistructures

 
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The ‘Centaur Pod’ prototype seeks to challenge a static built environment. The result of a Research project between Arup and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, it’s an origami inspired meeting room that can expand and contract in response to its surroundings and how it is bein...

There has been a number of curved and interesting footbridges built recently here in Melbourne. See these pics:

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The last of these bridges is curved and the load carrying deck (pedestrians and bicycles) creates significant torsion on the main support spine.

This bridge won a LSAA Design Award in 2016.

However, up in Vietnam, a new elevated footbridge in a heavy tourist region has some big hands appearing to support the bridge.

Check it out at this link!!

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Project Highlight: Opening of HOTA (Home of the Arts) at the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct

LSAA Member Contributors: Structural Engineer - Arup, Fabric Supply and Installation - Fabritecture, Fabric Design - Wade Design Engineers

Designers: ARM architecture and Topotek1

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Above image by Andrew Lane - see here

For more photos refer to:
http://fabritecture.com/project/gccp/

Also to an article HERE

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Great find Thin shells, very clean detailing.

#shigeruban #architecture

Thin shells is in Dijon, France.

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Architecture: Shigeru Ban
Engineering: Buro Happold

Google HQ under construction. A steel frame diagrid with a tension form supported by columns at the high points. Also recommend checking out BIG's page for some context https://big.dk/#projects-gce

#BIG BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

 
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Google's new California headquarters, designed by the studios of Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick, is captured in this aerial footage by The 111th that s...

Bunjil Place has opened! 

This exciting new facility is designed as a cultural hub for the Narre Warren area in Melbourne’s east, and its opening weekend was celebrated with two full days of exhibitions and performances for the community. 

Centralised from our Melbourne office, LSAA Member TTW’s team contributed
structural, civil and façade engineering services and worked closely with FJMT Studio​ and Multiplex to bring this striking multi-functional building to life. 

The building's dominant feature is the timber gridshell, the first of its kind in Australia.

Congratulations to all involved in this exciting project!

http://www.ttw.com.au/projects/bunjil-place/

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In Sydney for the past 35 or so years there has been great free pre-Christmas Concerts for families.

The event is held in the Domain, and each year the quite large stage and the canopy is erected.

The founding President of the then MSAA (now the LSAA) was largely responsible for developing the canopy concept.

Vinzenz Sedlak started with a lycra model at a scale of 1:100 and envisaged four masts located near each corner of the stage. Diagonal cross cables spanned between the opposite mast heads and a long front edge cable gave an uninterrupted view of the stage area.

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An experimental temporary structure "TemporActive" was constructed as part of Tensinet's latest symposium in Italy. A single skin form with cable stiffended ribs.

#Tensinet #fabric #lightweight

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North Queensland Stadium construction progress, Townsville. From the video you can see what a great location it is relative the city centre.

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Take a bird’s eye view of the North Queensland Stadium. This footage from Friday 1 March 2019 shows the stadium build is about 38% complete!