2017 Student Design Challenge Winners: Fabric Structures

September 28th, 2017

The Fabric Structures Association (FSA), a division of IFAI, announced the winners of the 2017 Fabric Structures Student Design Challenge at IFAI Expo in New Orleans on Sept. 28. First Place: Ahmad Nouraldeen, from Anhalt Hochschule, took the top prize for his project “Tenso Refugee Shelter,” a non-permanent structure to be used as a weather-protected […]

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FSA announces Student Design Challenge recipients

October 7th, 2015

The Fabric Structures Association (FSA), a division of IFAI, announced the recipients of the 2015 Fabric Structures Student Design Challenge today at IFAI Expo 2015, which runs through Oct. 9 in Anaheim, Calif. Nicholas Musilli won first place for his project, titled “Sail Stage,” and received a prize package worth $6,000, which included a trip […]

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Behind the curves

April 1st, 2015

Tensile structures add exciting new dimensions —and distinct engineering challenges— to the commercial shade products market. It could be said, like the mythical Greek lion-goat-snake beast the chimera, that the tensile awning is a creature of blended ancestors. Not long ago, structures with tensile fabric characteristics started appearing in places often reserved for framed awnings […]

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