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Friday, 05 July 2019 10:52

  Covered Walkway for a Shopping Mall Nowadays, more and more commercial centers are launched. Among those, consumers always pay attention and choose the eye-catching, sophisticated design as...

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 05:03

The following Small Structure Projects were entered into the 2018 LSAA Design Awards in Category 1 1709 Oran Park Library. 1160  Mandura Fishing Pier Shade Structure. 1405 West End...

Monday, 29 October 2018 11:01

  APPLICATION OF PROJECT:        To Provide weather protection for patrons of the golf club with a lightweight, nautical architectural feel but engineered strong enough to...

Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:15

Commendation LSAA 2018 Design Awards APPLICATION OF PROJECT: Al-fresco canopies over street area for hospitality and retail for the Pacific Bondi mixed use development, directly facing Bondi...

Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:55

Award of Excellence, LSAA 2018 Design Awards Cat 1 Small Structures Application of Project Retail Development Travelator Canopy Project Description As part of Ryde Shopping Centre upgrade with a...

Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:41

APPLICATION OF PROJECT: The project was to supply and install a unique waterproof shade cloth structure over the old two lane Mandurah Bridge built in 1952 . The old bridge was recently...


From direct measurements of salient points (anchorages, mast tops and bases), this was fed into a form-finding program developed by Peter Kneen - also a founding member of LSAA.

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The next stage was to produce cutting patterns which were joined to form a 1:25 scale model.

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The final structure was fabricated by Bert Bilsborough. Bert was still keen on using both sewn and welded seams in the early 1980s but most PVC coated membranes from that time just used high frequency welding. George Clark developed much of the structural details of the supporting structure - masts, cables and anchorages.

Some images of the first structure erected in the domain follow:

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Tags: SydneyCarolsDomainStageCanopyVinzenzSedlakmembranemodelPeter KneenGeorge Clark