Monument acts as engaging piece of public art

January 1, 2008

LEAD Inc. | Husnes, Kvinnherad, Norway This 10m-tall installation, which won an Award of Excellence in the tensile structures under 930m2 (10,000 sq. ft.) category of the 2007 International Achievement Awards, called “Tempo,” a roundpoint landmark in Husnes, Norway, is a monument marking the history of an aluminum manufacturing plant, as well as an engaging …

Membranes convey various feelings to performance venue visitors

Commercial Industrial Delta S.A. | Lima, Peru This is a scene for culture and art, situated in Alameda del Rio Park, neighboring the Government Palace. Proposed by Lima’s Town Council, it is part of the “Amusement and Culture Area,” along the Rimac River in Lima, Peru. The scene’s base is a circular platform, over which …

Membrane structure glorifies scenic spot

Beijing N & L Fabric Technology | Beijing, PRC A small-scale membrane structure in the city plaza, the purpose of this project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the tensile structures under 930m2 (10,000 sq. ft.) category of the 2007 International Achievement Awards, is to glorify this scenic spot and to meet the needs …

Temporary fabric structure decorates gallery lawn

September 1, 2007

In early July, the lawn next to the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Covent Garden neighborhood featured a temporary fabric structure designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and Patrick Schumacher, partner in her namesake firm. More than 5m tall, the structure consisted of three identical fabric structures, or “parasols,” arrayed around a central point. Each …

Casebook: Going green

An occasional reference section on landscape design using technical textiles and geosynthetics for aesthetic ends. The long-term success of a geosynthetics installation depends not simply upon the presence of geosynthetics but on how well they work in conjunction with natural elements, particularly vegetation. Plants and trees possess their own unique performance and aesthetic characteristics. We …

Architectural structures comprise NASCAR “fan zone” in Vegas

A new Las Vegas motor speedway is a crowd pleaser. By Mason Riddle Gentlemen, start your engines. NASCAR fans, you check out the new Neon Garage. Over the roar of those engines, NASCAR fans at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) could not be more ecstatic. Why? In March 2007, at the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400, the innovative …