Lightweight Structures

Membrane and lightweight structures are one of the most exciting developments in modern architecture; their spectacular shapes provide each structure with a distinctive identity and allow large clear span areas without supporting members. Their simplistic style, on close inspection reveals a hidden complexity. Structural integrity and smooth curvilinear form are only made possible by a highly engineered combination of fabric and stainless steel cables. Tensioning is critical, and precision demanded to ensure that structural stability, long service life and the all-important aesthetics are not compromised.