A Tension structure is a construction of elements carrying only tension and no compression or bending.

Tension structures are architecturally unique designs that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as providing additional shade and a unique aesthetic appeal.

The final shape of a tensile structure will depend on:


  • Shape, or pattern, of the fabric
  • The geometry of the supporting structures (such as masts, cables, ring beams, etc.)
  • The pretension applied to the fabric or its supporting structure


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