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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

Yuwen Library / MAYU architects

© Guei-Shiang Ke © Guei-Shiang Ke © Guei-Shiang Ke © Guei-Shiang Ke + 29

Tainan, Taiwan (ROC)
  • Architects: MAYU architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2965.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

Dadong Art Center / Cie + MAYU architects

© Guei-Shiang Ke © Guei-Shiang Ke © Yu-lin Chen © Yu-lin Chen + 31

Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (ROC)