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Tensile Structures: 11 Edgy Images Under Strain

Tensile Structures: 11 Edgy Images Under Strain
© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

Capable of transforming a facade or shaping a sculptural roof form, tensile structures test the limits of our imagination (and understanding of geometry). This week’s photo set features structures that rely on cables, anchors, posts and membranes to create expansive, dramatic spans of open space bathed in natural light. Stark shadows and fair curves make tensile structures particularly photogenic, as captured in this set of images from Christopher Frederick Jones, Marie-Françoise Plissart, Yoshihiro Koitani and more.

© Christopher Frederick Jones © Christian Richters © Archive ADR © Roland Halbe + 13

Christopher Frederick Jones

Tent House / Sparks Architects

© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

Guei-Shiang Ke

Dadong Art Center / Cie + MAYU architects

© Guei-Shiang Ke
© Guei-Shiang Ke

Tanja Milbourne

Devil's Corner / Cumulus Studio

© Tanja Milbourne
© Tanja Milbourne

Woodruff/Brown

United Nations Porte Cochere / FTL Design Engineering Studio

© Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography
© Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography

Yu-lin Chen

Dadong Art Center / Cie + MAYU architects

© Yu-lin Chen
© Yu-lin Chen

Christopher Frederick Jones

Tent House / Sparks Architects

Tensile Structures: 11 Edgy Images Under Strain, © Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

Roland Halbe

Palais Thermal / KTP Architecten + formTL

© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

Archive ADR

Tavaru Restaurant & Bar / ADR

© Archive ADR
© Archive ADR

Christian Richters

King Fahad National Library / Gerber Architekten

© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

Marie-Françoise Plissart

Covering of the Courtyard Carré des Arts in Mons / AgwA + Ney & Partners

© Marie-Françoise Plissart
© Marie-Françoise Plissart

Yoshihiro Koitani

Eco Pavilion 2011 / MMX

© Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani

Roland Halbe

Palais Thermal / KTP Architecten + formTL

 

© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

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María Francisca González
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Cite: María Francisca González. "Tensile Structures: 11 Edgy Images Under Strain" [Tensoestructuras: 11 proyectos ejemplares] 27 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/895077/tensile-structures-11-edgy-images-under-strain/> ISSN 0719-8884
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© Christopher Frederick Jones

本周最佳摄影:11个坚韧不‘曲’的张力结构建筑