Hexaraeus Process

source for the reference images:

http://www.tensilefabric.co.uk/fabric-structures/tensile-fabric-portfolio/project.aspx?type=exterior&ref=1241

http://www.tenso.ws/realizzazioni/detail.php?c=3&id=30

Why am I interested in cable-membrane tensile structure/skin?

1) Structural: The structure of Piraeus tower has not been protected for the 30 last years. Maybe we can’t afford adding a heavy façade. The “cable-membrane tensile structure/skin” is very light.

2) Economical: Economical situation in Greece is not at the best. Are the materials of a “cable-membrane tensile structure/skin” cheap? To be verified.. But it is possible to create large formal variations with the exact same pieces.

3) Formal: The membrane is capable of taking “complex” shapes with a very simple process

4) Comfort/Ecology: Looking at the interior photographies of the tower, they seemed pretty dark: it seems that the sunlight is not so strong. But still we know that in summer, the sun in athens is very hot, and a glass façade could result in overheating. These translucent membranes don’t block light, but offers a protection to sun rays.

2 comments:

  1. Error: Unable to create directory /var/www/html/piraeus/wp-content/uploads/2019/04. Is its parent directory writable by the server? Jonathan says:

    you might want to look at this: http://www.grasshopper3d.com/photo/transforming-wall

  2. Error: Unable to create directory /var/www/html/piraeus/wp-content/uploads/2019/04. Is its parent directory writable by the server? Stephane says:

    Might have found something interesting… have a look here
    Just look at: _Project _Object and then _Domosticity…

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