Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tensile Roof Structure

The term Tensile structure refers to the category of surface tensioned structures which achieve their stability thought the use of double curvature, i.e. membrane and cable-net structures. The advent of new materials and construction technologies thought history has often led the designers of buildings to rethink and sometimes reshape, even the very meaning of architecture. With the ability to span large distances with minimum means less is more turns to more with less.

CBLS is currently working on a very exciting project that involves the creation and development of a tensile roof structure. More project details to be released soon.

For more information on Tensile roofs check out the masters Birdair


  1. Looking forward to hearing what you have up your sleeve CBLS!

  2. AnonymousJune 02, 2011

    Hi Christian, I work at Habitat for Humanity India and was wondering if tensile roof structures has ever been used in the context of disasters to cover a wide span of area as an alternative to providing temporary tent units to families?

  3. Hi,
    Tensile Structures are fascinating buildings.
    Everyone who want to sketch such buildings,
    have the problem of the visualization of a structure.

  4. These are very cool, creative and nice! I wonder how they have come up to this kind of roof. Good job and I applaud to the designers who have come up with this.