FlexFacades innovation turns parking garage into art

January 1, 2024  |  Projects

Parking garages are not typically the prettiest buildings on the block. But with a little tensile fabric and some architectural panache, a structure that may typically lean toward eyesore can feel more like an urban sculpture.
Functional and fanciful fabric sculptures embrace Google building

December 1, 2023  |  Projects

When Google’s Bay View campus opened in Mountain View, Calif., last year, employees entering the largest building were greeted by sculptural fabric elements, Eddy and Shroud, designed by Jenny Sabin Studio. They stand tall in the open courtyard area, where there are collaboration spaces and cafes.…
John Goodman Amphitheatre at MSU wins design award

November 1, 2023  |  Projects

The applause isn’t coming only from Missouri State University (MSU) theater patrons following performances in the university’s new alfresco space, the John Goodman Amphitheatre. This summer, design and development firm Fabritecture won the STA Special Commendation (Internationally Fabricated Pro…
Sailboat canvas renovation maximizes cockpit space

October 1, 2023  |  Projects

This award-winning marine canvas project by Keri Ames, owner of Yachtsman’s Canvas of North Wales, Pa., achieved the goal of maintaining a traditional look but with subtle modern updates. It consisted of a dodger with frame, bimini with frame and a connector between the two. The project was part o…
Conjoined canopies create year-round outdoor play space

August 31, 2023  |  Projects

A preschool now can make the most of its space after Fresco Shades replaced some old shade sails with conjoined canopies on the school’s L-shaped deck. Children get to play and learn outside even on rainy days.
Playground shade sails protect patients

August 1, 2023  |  Projects

Could there be a more feel-good project than one that gives a little bit of joy to children being treated (or having completed treatment) for cancer?
Flexin’ muscle on a 1960s Bel Air restoration

July 1, 2023  |  Projects

The Chevy Bel Air, a luxury car back in the day, turned heads no matter what street it cruised down in the ’50s and ’60s—and it continues to do so today. 
Floating kites soar in Abu Dhabi shade sail structure

June 1, 2023  |  Projects

The client laid out the request: The concept included off-white, multilayered floating kites with minimal steel structure. The purpose was to provide shade over an existing courtyard in a large mixed-use, low carbon footprint development.