Conicalspermanent Hyparsail Lightshelveslightcovers Carshelters
Architecturallightweightstructures MEMBRANE STRUCTURES GOES METALLIC Membrane Structures, a company that is well known for supplying high-quality tension membrane structures, now offers architectural lightweight structures in a range of cladding materials such as wire mesh, glass, metal and timber. These structures can be used for either internal or external shade systems, awnings, screens and facades. Cable grid structures with stainless steel mesh and perforated screens are available. Membrane Structures Membrane Structures welcomes the challenge of assisting with designing lightweight structures that are sustainable, unique and architecturally striking. Textilefacadesandinteriors Membrane Structures can provide internal or external shade systems, textile facades, textile interiors, awnings and screens. The company can design and install tensioned acoustic ceilings and wall panels; fabric light covers and screens and light wells that can provide light translucency, climate control and shading. We can create vertical or free-form facades using materials such as mesh and translucent fabrics, digitally printed if required, and perforated metal panels on cable grid structures. Designs can be incorporated into Green Star building projects. Artinstallationsandsculptures ART OR ARCHITECTURE? Membrane Structures welcomes the challenge of assisting with creating an artwork or designing an architectural feature that may be somewhere between the realm of art and architecture. Or possibly be the same thing? Our company have the creative personnel that can visualise, then design and create (or construct), art installations in fabric and other materials. Fabric sculptures and ‘free-form’ shapes may be produced using the translucency, colours and shapes that membrane structure technology can offer. There are limitless possibilities in a wide range of materials including Lycra, architectural fabrics, stainless steel mesh, perforated metal sheeting, steel, glass and timber. Also internal and external shade systems and structures can be produced that are both functional and at the same time be, arguably, works of art. Design, fabrication and installation of high quality > architectural membranes > textile facades and interiors > architectural lightweight structures > art installations and sculptures > carshelter systems > ETFE-foils and structures Membrane Structures Pty Limited can provide just about anything in textiles and architectural fabrics. From stadium roofs to architectural light covers. Even membrane sculptures! The company offers a full range of services from schematic design through to manufacture and installation. Membranes may be produced in fabrics from Lycra, for interior installations, to TiO2 coated PTFE fibreglass and ETFE foils for permanent external installations. Membrane Structures regularly work with architects, interior designers and project engineers to develop innovative designs with a view to enhance the architectural qualities of the built environment. Membrane Structures Pty Limited ACN 098 310 340 Tel ( free call ): 1 800 119 999 Email: [email protected] Website: www.membranestructures.com Geelong Office : 2/19 Smithton Grove, Ocean Grove VIC 3226 Tel: 1 800 119 999 Fax: (+61 3) 5256 3465 Sydney: Tel: (+61 2) 9519 5300 Fax: (+61 2) 9517 9396 The company aims to provide best practice sustainability and designs can be incorporated into Green Star building projects. Tensionmembranestructures Lightshelveslightcovers Light shelves control light entering through windows so that light may be reflected to the ceiling and then back down to the centre of rooms, particularly in office buildings. Light is spread more efficiently thus reducing electricity costs and providing a ‘greener’ environment. Light shelves also act as internal shades that reduce the glaring effects of direct sunlight, particularly on computer workstations. Internal temperatures are also controlled. Translucent or opaque membranes are used so that not only could light be reflected to the ceiling but light could pass through the membrane, to create a desirable diffuse light underneath and not shadowed light. Membranes are tensioned in order to become more efficient in reflecting and transmitting light and also look lightweight and architecturally appealing. Membrane Structures provides one-off architecturally designed structures to suit specific client requirements, and, alternatively, a range of standard designs that are cost effective and durable. These permanent installations include architectural sails, arch-supported structures, conicals, inverted conicals and other structures custom designed and built for a particular application. Membranes may be fabricated in PVDF (fluorined polymer), ETFE and PTFE (teflon) coated fabrics if full weather block-out is required. High strength mesh fabrics are also available. New fabric technologies are emerging to provide improved, cleaner and greener membrane solutions. Designs are fully engineered and certified by registered professional engineers (ISO 9000 QA certified). Light covers can be produced in varying architectural configurations, even sculptural shapes, using fire retardant and translucent fibreglass fabrics. ETFE-foils ETFE ( ethyl tetra fluoro ethylene) is an interesting and relatively new material that has enormous potential as a superior alternative product in the field of transparent architecture. Through installations such as the cladding material used in the Beijing National Stadium ( Bird’s Nest) and the WaterCube during the 2008 Olympics, this foil material has proven itself as technically reliable and an economically acceptable roofing material. A major and ideal use of these foils is for permanent multi-layered roof structures. In particular, pneumatic cushions supported by low pressure air ( that provides insulation), as an alternative to glass. It has an anti-adhesive surface that will not allow dirt to accumulate. ETFE may be printed for shading and has a life expectancy of at least 25 up to 35 years. Conicalspermanent Membrane Structures produce conical structures. We design and construct one-off multi-apex conicals and inverted conical structures. Hyparsail A standard range of W42 (150 km/hr design wind rated) permanent architectural umbrellas, sized from 5.15m square up to 12.0m square, is available. The HyparSail system is pre-assembled yet is permanent, fully engineered tension membrane structure. The system is architecturally striking and will enhance any setting, whether it is incorporated into traditional architecture or modern. It is a weatherproof structure for complete UV protection and shelter. Single or 4-columned designs are also available. Larger, taller and linkable (interconnected) structures can be produced with an option of even higher design wind ratings, if required. HyparSails are relatively economic on per square metre basis compared to one-off structures because of its pre engineering. A striking alternative to umbrellas. Carshelters With practicality and comfort in mind, increasing numbers of commercial businesses have realised the advantages in supplying undercover car parking facilities for customers and staff. Membrane Structures designs and installs carshelter (or carshade) structures that are robust, functional and aesthetically pleasing. Hail-resistant mesh or waterproof membranes are used. The company can provide carshelters in six standard modular designs (for single and double row parking) or one-off designs to best suit the surrounding architecture. Alternatively, large-span full shelter structures (using fixed column or ‘tension-type’ hypar systems) can be produced. Awnings&walkway structures Membrane Structures design commercial fabric awnings and walkway structures to suit a range of achitectural applications.
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