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Lightweight geometric forms filling an internal space generally with no applied environmental loads - from wind, rain or snow - but usually a small amount of prestress.

 

Entered in the LSAA 2016 Design Awards (Cat 6, 6425)

Entrant:  John Wardle Architects (Architect / Designer)

Location: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.   Completed: 15 September 2015

Client: National Gallery of Victoria

Team: Matthew van Kooy, John Bahoric, Electrolight (lighting), 3D Structural Solutions (Shop Drawings), Light Project, Engineering Directions

Application

This outdoor installation is a steel structure with a canopy of brightly coloured polypropylene ‘blossoms’. It was a site for performance, retreat and reflection in the garden of the Gallery over Spring and Summer 2015/16. The grid shell structure spans 21 meters and stands 7.5 meters tall, the shading system involves 1650 die cut, hand folded pink, purple and orange polypropylene shade elements and utilized 6600 eyelets and 3300 laser cut cleats. The installation gave the gallery the chance to extend its offering and provide a buffer between the formal gallery and the outdoor spaces.

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Project entered in the LSAA 2016 Design Awards (Cat 7, 7245)

Snow Globe Xmas Pavilion

Entrant: Aurecon (Engineer)

Location: IFC Shopping Mall, Hong Kong.   Completed: November 2014

Client: Elite Showcase Ltd, Hong Kong

Team: Elenberg Fraser, Aurecon, Eliye Showcase Ltd, Hong Kong

Application

Creation of a structurally challenging temporary indoor feature to entertain and attract the public to a Hong Kong shopping centre at Christmas.

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LSAA 2011 Design Award Entry (Cat 7, 7321) Pou Manawa - Auckland International Airport

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Pou Manawa (Maori name for the Tree) is the heart of the new retail centre at Auckland International Airport, it stands proud where people gather, coming and going from their journeys around the world.

Fabric Structure Systems were approached with a brief to develop the significant sculptural piece for the Auckland International Airport’s retail departures area.

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Entry in the LSAA 2007 Design Awards (4002)  Project Category "Internal and Sculptures"

Entrant: Taiyo Membrane Corp (MakMax)

Location: Essen, Germany. Completed August 2006
Client: Chris Bosse    Architect: Taiyo Membrane Corp & Chris Bosse
Structural Engineer: Xiang Du (TMC)   Fabricator(s): Taiyo Membrane Corp

Application and Function:

The design was created for the Zeche Zollverein ENTRY 2006 exhibition.  The structure reflects the natural curves of bubbles and organic cells and translates these into a 3 dimensional space.

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Project entered in the LSAA 2016 Design Awards (Cat 7, 0416)

Australian Catholic University Artwork & Fall Arrest Netting

Entrant: Tensys Engineers Pty Ltd (Engineer)

Location: Fitzroy, Victoria.   Completed: 2015   Client: Australian Catholic University
Team: Amy Watson (Artist), Tensys Engineers, Turner & Townsend Thinc (Proj Man.), Shape Australia, Ronstan

Application

The implementation of form and function. The artwork is the form with the fall arrest netting being the function.

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Tower House Netting

Entrant: Tensys Engineers Pty Ltd (Engineer)

Location: Fitzroy, Victoria.   Completed: 2014  Client: Philip & Sophia Ross

Team: Áustin Maynard Architects, Maurice Farrugia & Assoc, Tensys – net design & details, Oxley Nets (net) McDonald Marine (ropes), Overend Constructions Pty Ltd

Project entered in the LSAA 2016 Design Awards (Internal & Sculptures, #407)

Application: The use of a tensile net to create a mezzanine level floor that is fun and functional

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Entrant: MakMax Australia – Designer
Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre – Melbourne
Client: The Australian Institute of Architects
Architect: LAVA
Struct. Eng.: MakMax Australia
Others: MakMax (Installation)
Fabricator: MakMax Australia

This project was entered in the LSAA 2009 Design Awards

Category 4 (4931) Category Internal and Sculptures

No further details have been entered at this stage.

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Project entered in the LSAA 2016 Design Awards (Cat 7, 4772)

Tarek Automated Retractable Umbrellas

Entrant: MakMax Australia (Engineer, Fabricator, Installer)

Location: Al Sadd Doho, Qatar.   Completed: February 2016  Client: Taiyo Middle East
Team: Peter Kamols, Robert McDonald, Mike Lester MakMax Australia

Application Shade structures for an Educational Facility

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This project was entered in the 2013 LSAA Design Awards (Cat 1, 1567)

Entrant: LAVA

Location: Casula Powerhouse, Casula NSW

Client: Object Gallery

Completion Date: July 2013

APPLICATION OF PROJECT:

Cloud City: An urban ecosystem is a sculptural rendition of Chris Bosse’s vision of a future city - a soaring, stretched membrane cloud anchored to the ‘city’ on the gallery floor by high-rise towers that have been re-skinned and revitalised. A series of large circular forms, doubly curved, is made of stretchy lycra.

The installation is part of a nation-wide exhibition by 12 Australian designers that explores the potential of design in our lives and generates ideas that could ‘change the way we inhabit the world’.

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Entered in the LSAA 2007 Design Awards (4001)  Category Internal and Sculptures

Entrant: Taiyo Membrane Corp (MakMax)

Client: Moet & Chandon Australia     Architect: Chris Bosse (PTW)
Structural Engineer: Xiang Du (TMC)    Fabricator(s): Taiyo Membrane Corp

Application and Function:

The marquee was for Melbourne Cup 2005, Australia’s biggest annual horse racing event.  It was created

to transform a marquee to a striking, atmospheric event space inspired by the formation and structure of champagne bubbles of Moet & Chandon.

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Entrant: UFS Australasia Pty Ltd - Designer / Fabricator

Location: Murwillumbah - Northern NSW   Client: Multispan Australia Pty Ltd
Struct. Eng.: Ferrari Proprietary System    Builder: Universal Fabric Structures / Ozrig
Fabricator: Fabric Shelter Systems

Project entered in the LSAA 2009 Design Awards, Category 4 (47063) - Internal and Sculptures

The revamped Murwillumbah swimming pool located in Northern NSW, now known as the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre, offers the public an interactive leisure pool, waterslide, barbeque & picnic area, covered grandstand and refurbished outdoor Olympic pool. The suspended ceiling needed to not be susceptible to corrosion and provide an acoustic balance to traditionally noisy swimming pool halls

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Entry in the LSAA 2007 Design Awards (Cat 4, 4022) "Internal and Sculptures"

Entrant: Structurflex Ltd

Client: Vector Arena     Architect: Peddle Thorpe Architects
Structural Engineer: Compusoft Engineering Auckland   Fabricator(s): Structurflex Ltd

Application and Function

Design and build a unique light cover for the atrium lights at the new Vector Arena in Auckland. The basis of the design is the waka (canoe).

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Entrant: MakMax Australia – Designer

Location: 31 Alfred Street - Sydney NSW 2000   Client: City of Sydney
Architect: LAVA (Laboratory of Visionary Architecture)   Struct. Eng.: MakMax Australia
Others: MakMax (Installation)   Fabricator: MakMax Australia

This project was entered in the LSAA 2009 Design Awards (Cat 4, 4898)

No further details have been entered at this stage.

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Listen Out Festival Temporary Tensile Canopy - LSAA 2013 Award of Excellence (Cat 6, #6512)

Entrant: Tensys Engineers Pty Ltd

  • Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne
  • Client: Listen Out Festival, Melbourne 2013 - Completion Date: 2013

Judges Comments:

"Beautifully resolved on all levels."

"An innovative, imaginative and thoroughly engaging project. So right for purpose - a canopy under which to shelter in a park while listening to music. Great colour. Joyful work that captures the spirit and essence of lightweight construction."

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Very lightweight highly curved forms may be used to create exciting geometric forms to fill a void.

There will be no external environmental loads from wind, rain or snow but a small degree of prestress and accurate patterning are required.

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Project Entered in the LSAA 2016 Design Awards (Internal Structures, #74)

Entrant: GeoMetal Limited (Design & Engineering)

Location: Nonthaburi, Thailand.   Completed: 24 August 2014 Client: Central Pattana Public Company Limited

Team: MAAR, Fastech Company Limited, Project Planing Public Company Limited, Power Line Engineering Public Company Limited

Application: A ceiling for a Shopping Mall in Thailand

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