An investigation into tensile structure system: construction morphology and architectural interventions
Tensile structures represent a new chapter in the history of building structures. Tensile structure system are capable of spanning large distances while incurring very little weight on supporting structure, developments in the design of fabric structure can dramatically change the ways in which permanent building construction is conceptualized. This paper reviews the current methods and systems for design and construction of fabric structures. The paper begins with a brief historical evolution and explanation of the various types of fabric structure that have previously been built. Subsequent topics address the development of computational analysis methods, innovative construction techniques, fabric material types, properties and their characteristics. In this paper, a qualitative descriptive evaluation research method has been used. The research methodology comprises of case studies, visual observation and data collection. Finally, five case studies around the world have been presented to validate and illustrate the various modern trends and the direct application of design and construction methods of tensile structure system.
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