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MDT-tex : Type EV Tensilation

Designed by Grimshaw Architects and MDT, the Tensilation canopy provides sun protection high quality combining strength and versatility.

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The modules take the form of squares and diamonds that can be used independently or in combination with the advantages of a modular canopy and the strength of a unified structure, particularly resistant to wind and weather.

"As the size of the cover grows, ict structural capacity Increases, yet the product is super lightweight and easy to install. The vaulted form Provides an expressive structure for events, pop-up spaces, and waterproof walkways or as a permanent outdoor fixture. " MDT-Tex

Easy to use, the Tensilation canopy can be mounted by only three people, making it a system adapted to all types of events and ceremonies, offering endless combinations and possibilities.

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MEETING WITH EN-LAI HOOI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Muuuz The Type EV system Tensilation Could Be used separately or in combination. What are advantages and applications ict hand?

Enlai Hooi Tensilation (Type EV) is designed SPECIFICALLY to be used in clusters. The special property of Being ble to share structure entre units is only possible, if there are multiple units or if the canopies are attached to object Reviews another steady Such As a building facade gold marquee frame. 3 All options are possible, and allow tensilation to be the Lightest, tallest and wind resistant structure MOST icts in class. Tensilation can be set up Quickly (as fast as 1 square meter per minute by three people, without the use of power tools lifting equiptment gold) and requires little time to fold down. Special fabric connectors close the gaps entre les canopies. This means clustering That came operators can extend Quickly Their space to the exterior and event companies can use a more flexible and attractive canopy outdoors. Tensilation comes in shapes 3 9 That Produce different tiling patterns. Combinations of These patterns are endless, and allow the system to handle complex terrain.

Muuuz MDT-Tex introduces Type EV Tensilation as a very strong system, especially wind resistant. Would you explain the different technologies used in this regard ?

EH Perhaps its best to explain the structural innovations in two parts. The individual canopy unites Unlike an umbrella, uses a balance of cables and fabric to create a stiff perimiter (much like a wheel bycicle) When the canopy is open. This is a departure from broad-size umbrellas That Which use mechanical arms and much more material to create stability. Once a canopy is erect, it is connected to Structurally ict neighbors using special nodes transfer the strengths That canopy from one to the next. This means clustering que la canopy is no longer a vertical cantilever, INSTEAD goal has 3D portal frame network. If you push on one canopy, it is resisted by all of the canopies in unison. Each mast Becomes a leg in a combined structure. This is much like Comparing a hat-stand to a dining room table.

Muuuz The Type EV Tensilation system features a surprising design available in different colors. What have you Gained through the cooperation with Grimshaw Architects?

EH There is no hand of Tensilation That Was not designed and prototyped hand-InHand with the industrial design and parametric design teams at Grimshaw. The product Developed through a series of hands-on That One might workshops describe as 'design hackathons' in qui teams from Grimshaw Would Spend the Entire weekend from early in the morning up to late at night, working with MDT in the offices and factory floor. The combined group Would not only design goal aussi fabricate parts to be assembled and tested live. Each one of 5 workshops generated new Breakthroughs in the design and the process created a great degree of trust and respect entre les two companies.

Muuuz Where would you like to settle the Type EV Tensilation system?

EH On Mars.

The Tensilation system (Type EV) is the winner in the category MIAWs 2016 Outdoor / Sun protection.

For more information visit MDT-Tex site.

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