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.
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.
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
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).
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
LSAA 2011 Design Award Entry (Cat 7, 7321) Pou Manawa - Auckland International Airport
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.
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
"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."
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
Entrant: MakMax Australia – Designer
Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre – Melbourne
Client: The Australian Institute of Architects
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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