Outside the box

November 1, 2022  |  Projects

Back in the day, ordering a tent for a special event meant you could pretty much expect one thing: a basic, boxy structure that did its job to temporarily shelter inhabitants from the weather. 
Pavilion for Queen Victoria Gardens

October 1, 2022  |  Projects

Each year since 2014, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation of Australia has commissioned an architect to design a pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the center of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct. The MPavilion then becomes the focus of a free program season of cultural events and intervention…
Retrofit roof on UFG building

September 1, 2022  |  Projects

In 2021, the University of Florida in Gainesville decided to give a facelift to its School of Architecture building on campus, which would include a retrofitted roof to cover the existing open atrium space. The school turned to Birdair Inc., a specialty contractor for custom tensile membrane structu…
An Olympian Task

July 2, 2022  |  Projects

It would have been a tall order for a less adept company. After all, the job wasn’t only extremely high-profile—the Beijing Winter Olympics—it involved providing and setting up more than 30 structures under extreme conditions and on some less-than-ideal terrain, all while adhering to strict CO…
Outdoor canopy build is true collaboration

June 1, 2022  |  Projects

A seemingly simple job can sometimes create many challenges but still result in a great finished project. A case in point is the canopy built for a homeowner’s outdoor space by Fresco Shades, of Auckland, New Zealand. The homeowner had provided a CAD drawing of the desired space and even visited t…
Siersema office interior

May 1, 2022  |  Projects

When Amsterdam’s Siersema Interieur, a design studio specializing in fabrics, needed an identifying look for its new riverfront offices, it turned to architectural firm Beyond Space.  
Whakatane Pool Enclosure

April 1, 2022  |  Projects

In a city where the temperature typically varies from a low of 45°F to a high of 76°F, the owners of the Whakatane Aquatic and Fitness Centre in Whakatane, New Zealand, wanted to maximize usage of its secondary outdoor pool throughout the year. They engaged New Zealand’s Fabric Structures Ltd. t…
Jennifer Knight named as deputy assistant secretary for textiles, consumer goods and materials

April 1, 2022  |  Projects

The Biden Administration has appointed Jennifer Knight to the office of deputy assistant secretary for textiles, consumer goods and materials at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Knight will oversee the Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), the Office of Materials Industries and the Office of Consu…