Free 3D tensile library makes technical planning easy
An award-winning tensile fabric structure development company is sharing its library of 3D resources to take the stress out of technical planning.
Fabric Architecture are experts in designing, manufacturing, building, installing and maintaining tensile fabric structures. They have made 74 drawing files of their bestselling ‘off the shelf’ tensile structures free to download with the aim of helping architects and designers create their client’s vision more easily.
These DWG files can be dropped directly into CAD and 3D modelling platforms to create beautiful and practical tensile structures. By giving designers and architects access to these materials at the initial planning stages, Fabric Architecture hope to open up new design possibilities for a range of different projects.
“Tensile and fabric structures are a practical and beautiful material to work with, as can be seen in projects like Chester Racecourse and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital,” says Sergio Arnau Project Engineer. “However, they’re still a relatively niche product that architects and designers don’t have the time to familiarise themselves with.”
“This can lead to issues with designs, costs and last-minute decisions on whether the tensile elements are surplus to the overall specification. By providing this free library, we hope to reduce this stress and open up the use of tensile fabrics in any project.”
To access the model library, simply sign up to receive the free Dropbox download at fabricarchitecture.com/education. From here, you can download up to 74 design files containing a huge range of tensile structures, styles and sizes, all of which are suitable for outdoor use.
So, whether you’re designing a school, business park, or outdoor event space, there are plenty of structures that will add a beautiful and practical finish to the job.
To see more work from Fabric Architecture, head to their Instagram page @fabric_architecture_ and don’t forget to tag them in your designs with #fabricarchitecture.