lightweight roof structural system

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lightweight roof structural system

Postby Kevin » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:36 pm

posted for Andrei due to filtering issues...

hi all !

i am looking for a structural system to build the roof on my thesis project.
a preliminary shape can be seen in the image below. ( don't mind the poles, they are probably gonna be branched or splayed towards the top )

please name a few structural systems that could be used to build the canopy. it has to be light (or fairly light), not necessarily cheap (it's a school project after all), and it can be opaque or transparent or anything in between.

hope you guys can help, thanks a lot for the interest!
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Postby nanrehvasconez » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:58 pm

The roof that comes to mind is the "TENSIL FABRIC ROOF SYSTEMS" used by modern architects in public buildings, for info and fabricators google "tensil fabric roofs"

Good luck

NOTABLE BUILDINGS WITH TENSIL ROOFS
Shukhov Rotunda, Russia, 1896
Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia
Yoyogi National Gymnasium by Kenzo Tange, Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan
Ingalls Rink, Yale University by Eero Saarinen
Olympiapark, Munich by Frei Otto
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
The O2 (formerly the Millennium Dome, London by Buro Happold and Richard Rogers Partnership
Dorton Arena, Raleigh
Georgia Dome, Atlanta by Heery and Weidlinger Associates
Denver International Airport, Denver
Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary by Graham McCourt Architects and Jan Bobrowski and Partners
Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence
Ashford Retail Village, Kent, UK, by Buro Happold, Richard Rogers and Architen Landrell
Barclays Bank Headquarters, London
Beckham Academy, London by Buro Happold
Butlins Skyline Pavilion, Minehead, UK
Carlos Moseley Music Pavilion, New York, NY
Modernization of the Central Railway Station, Sofia, Bulgaria
Columbus Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Finnish Chancery, Washington, DC
Imagination Headquarters, London
National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, DC
Pier6 Music Pavilion, Baltimore, Maryland
Plashet Bridge, London by Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects
Redbird Arena, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
[edit] Gallery of well known tensile structures
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