Membrane and textile architecture is a modern textile-building technology which due to its lightness, design and elegance offers the project architect countless possibilities how to endow a building with an original and non-traditional appearance, how to create interesting and impressive buildings whose shape is limited only by the architect’s imagination.
The benefits of tension fabric buildings compared to traditional structures can be: Lower operational costs, energy savings, naturally bright, quick installation, ability to re-locate building, flexible foundation design options,and corrosion resistance.
Unlike conventional or metal clad buildings, tension fabric buildings can be more economically relocated.
This modern building technology is distinguished by its wide range of use, from roofing of large spans, for example:
- bus stations,
- industrial and storage premises, etc.
Through small scale roofing, for example:
- roofing of terraces and exhibition spaces,
- aesthetic and functional solutions for façades,
- division of space or ceilings in the interiors.
Textile architecture requires the use of special textile materials which have to meet requirements for providing safety of structures.
Therefore, their important characteristics include quality, long-term durability and stability of properties during use.
The requirements of textile architecture are best met by textiles made of synthetic fibres which are fitted with a suitable plastic coating complying with appropriate requirements, such as high strength, low weight, waterproof property, resistance to the effects of chemicals, microorganisms, weather influences, etc.