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Lightweight geometric forms filling an internal space generally with no applied environmental loads - from wind, rain or snow - but usually a small amount of prestress.

This project was entered in the 2013 LSAA Design Awards

Entrant:         LAVA

Category:  1    ID Number:  1567

Location:         Casula Powerhouse, Casula NSW

Client:             Object Gallery

Completion Date:  July 2013

Credits:

Architect:        Chris Bosse

Structural Engineer: Büro für Leichtbau (Germany)

Fabricator:       Fabric Shelters Workshop (NZ)

Steelwork:       GKR Interiors (Australia)

APPLICATION OF PROJECT:

Cloud City: An urban ecosystem is a sculptural rendition of Chris Bosse’s vision of a future city - a soaring, stretched membrane cloud anchored to the ‘city’ on the gallery floor by high-rise towers that have been re-skinned and revitalised. A series of large circular forms, doubly curved, is made of stretchy lycra.

The installation is part of a nation-wide exhibition by 12 Australian designers that explores the potential of design in our lives and generates ideas that could ‘change the way we inhabit the world’.

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Green Void

Entrant:              MakMax Australia – Designer
Location:            31 Alfred Street - Sydney NSW 2000
Client:                City of Sydney
Architect:           LAVA (Laboratory of Visionary Architecture)
Struct. Eng.:       MakMax Australia
Others:              MakMax (Installation)
Fabricator:          MakMax Australia

  

LSAA 2013 Award of Excellence

Listen Out Festival Temporary Tensile Canopy

Entrant:                     Tensys Engineers Pty Ltd

  • Category:  6                ID Number:  6512
  • Location:                     Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne
  • Client:                         Listen Out Festival, Melbourne 2013
  • Completion Date:        2013

Credits:

  • Architect:                    Tim Schork MADA, Monash University
  • Structural Engineer:    Tensys Engineers
  • Others:                        Callum Morton (MAP)
  • Builder:                       Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA)
  • Fabricator:                   MADA

Judges Comments:

"Beautifully resolved on all levels."

"An innovative, imaginative and thoroughly engaging project. So right for purpose - a canopy under which to shelter in a park while listening to music. Great colour. Joyful work that captures the spirit and essence of lightweight  construction." 

APPLICATION OF PROJECT:    

Temporary structure for the Listen Out Music Festival at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Experimental work exploring the different tensile anticlastic forms.  This structure is an end result of conceptual and digital studies carried out by MADA students of a cloud.  The functional brief was to provide a temporary shading structure for the patrons of the festival covering a 5m x 5m footprint.

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Snow Globe Xmas Pavilion

Aurecon (Engineer)

Location: IFC Shopping Mall, Hong Kong.   Completed: November 2014

Client: Elite Showcase Ltd, Hong Kong

Team: Elenberg Fraser, Aurecon, Eliye Showcase Ltd, Hong Kong

Tower House Netting

Tensys Engineers Pty Ltd (Engineer)

Location: Fitzroy, Victoria.   Completed: 2014

Client: Philip & Sophia Ross

Team: Áustin Maynard Architects, Maurice Farrugia & Assoc, Tensys – net design & details, Oxley Nets (net) McDonald Marine (ropes), Overend Constructions Pty Ltd

Vector Arena Atrium Lights

Entrant: Structurflex Ltd
Client: Vector Arena
Architect: Peddle Thorpe Architects
Structural Engineer: Compusoft Engineering Auckland
Fabricator(s): Structurflex Ltd

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Australian Catholic University Artwork & Fall Arrest Netting

Tensys Engineers Pty Ltd (Engineer)

Location: Fitzroy, Victoria.   Completed: 2015

Client: Australian Catholic University

Team: Amy Watson (Artist), Tensys Engineers, Turner & Townsend Thinc (Proj Man.), Shape Australia, Ronstan

'I Dips Me Lid' (NGV Architectural Commission)

John Wardle Architects (Architect / Designer)

Location: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.   Completed: 15 September 2015

Client: National Gallery of Victoria

Team: Matthew van Kooy, John Bahoric, Electrolight (lighting), 3D Structural Solutions (Shop Drawings), Light Project, Engineering Directions

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