• TENSINET SYMPOSIUM 2019 – disseminate our upcoming event 3-5 June

    9 May 2019

     

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    The TensiNet Symposium 2019 entitled "Softening the Habitats. Sustainable innovations in minimal structures and light architectures" will be held at the Politecnico di Milano from the 3rd till the 5th of June. It is an occasion to meet international colleagues!

    The conference includes three mornings of plenary sessions with key-lectures by:

    Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen (Center for Informatics and Architecture, KADK, Denmark)

    Neven Sidor (Grimshaw, United Kingdom)

    Christoph Paech (Schlaich Bergemann Partner, Germany)

    Julian Lienhard (str.ucture GmbH, Germany)

    Maibritt Pedersen Zari (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

    Jan Knippers (Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design, Germany)

    Norihide Imagawa (TIS & Partner, Japan)

    and three afternoons of parallel sessions with over sixty contributions selected through blind review by an international scientific committee.

    Together with the conference, an exhibition of posters and prototypes IN.TENSION will be inaugurated, which will be set up on the Leonardo campus from the 3rd till the 15th of June.

    More information is available on the website: http://www.tensinet2019.polimi.it.

    You can register directly at the following link: www.tensinetsymposium2019.promoest.com.

     

    Link to the flyer https://www.tensinet.com/files/Tensinet_Symposia/Flyer%20TS19%2005.2019.pdf

     

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  • TENSINET SYMPOSIUM 2019 – discount for TensiNet members

    8 April 2019

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    The upcoming TensiNet Symposium 2019 is approaching!

    The symposium will take place at Politecnico di Milano, from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2019 and its main theme is Softening the Habitats. Sustainable innovation in Minimal Mass Structures and Lightweight Architectures. We propose a twofold reflection by means of the conference and its counterbalance, the IN.TENSION exhibition that will be held from the 3rd to 15th of June 2019.

    More than 60 contributions so far cover a wide spectrum of the three main topics of the 6th TensiNet edition: Soft Structures (June the 3rd), Softening the Environment (June the 4th) and Soft Skin (June the 5th) that are introduced by an inspiring mix of keynote lectures. Confirmed keynote speakers are Christoph Paech (Schlaich Bergemann Partner, Germany); Julian Lienhard (str.ucture GmbH, Germany); Neven Sidor (Grimshaw, UK); Maibritt Pedersen Zari (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand); Norihide Imagawa (TIS&Partner, Japan); Jan Knippers (Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design, Germany) and Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen (Centre for IT and Architecture, KADK, Denmark).

    TensiNet members receive a 20% discount on the registration fee. For details, please visit the official TS19 website www.tensinet2019.polimi.it or contact us by email.

    May we ask you to disseminate our TensiNet symposium to colleagues and friends!

    Looking forward to seeing you all in Milan.

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  • TensiNews - Newsletter Nr. 36 - April 2019

    8 April 2019

    Enjoy the latest TensiNews 36:

    TensiNews - Newsletter Nr. 36 - APRIL 2019 -  Price 15€ (port incl.)

    For non TensiNet members:

    https://tensinet.com/files/TensiNet_Publications/Tensinews%2036_LR_4p.pdf

     

    For TensiNet members:

    https://tensinet.com/files/New_TensiNet_publications/TensiNews%2036%20-%20LR%2020.pdf

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  • 'Textile Structures for New Building' - Techtextil STUDENT COMPETITION - reminder deadline: Register by 24 February 2019

    9 January 2019

    Techtextil Competition

    In 2019, Techtextil – Leading international Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens – is organising the 15th 'Textile Structures for New Building' contest. As in the years before the international association TensiNet is supporting the contest as a sponsor with prize money amounting to € 8,000.

    The competition will be run under the professional and technical supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek, Director of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK), University of Stuttgart. Architonic will medially accompany and support the contest again.

    We cordially invite all students and young professionals (born after 1 March 1990) of architecture and civil engineering, product design, or any other relevant subjects, to apply.

    This competition is designed to identify innovative thinking and innovative solutions to problems, featuring construction projects capable of concrete realisation which use textiles or textile-reinforced materials. A further aim is to encourage students and new entrants to the professions. The competition is intended to strengthen contacts between the younger generation, the technical- textiles industry, the universities and broad sections of the building industry.

    We look forward to a large turnout of students and young professionals who wish to master this fascinating challenge! Deadline: Register by 24 February 2019.

    More info on https://techtextil.messefrankfurt.com/content/dam/messefrankfurt-redaktion/techtextil/2019/downloads/tt-2019-student-competition-invitation.pdf

     

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  • Good Practice - Code of Conduct

    19 December 2018

    Good practice rules

    The aim of the WG Good Practice is to establish a quality standard in the manner of “good practice rules”.

    Rules for each branch (Membrane Material Producer, Raw Material Producer, Membrane Manufacturer, Designers/ Engineers, Architects, Testing Laboratories) has been formulated as well as general rules for all involved parties.

    See Code of Conduct

    As the rules have been formulated and agreed a quality seal “We follow the approved standards of good practice rules of TensiNet” or similar is considered to being established soon!

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  • TENSINET SYMPOSIUM 2019 – update FLYER

    12 December 2018

    Please find the link to the flyer of our upcoming SYMPOSIUM 2019 http://www.tensinet.com/files/Tensinet_Symposia/TS19%20flyer.pdf

     

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  • CALL for contributions TensiNews 36

    27 November 2018

    We invite our TensiNet members to submit for the next TensiNews issue an article, project description, upcoming event, new development, research report or book review.

    Send your contribution to evi.corne@vub.be.

    Deadline end of January 2019!

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  • TENSINET SYMPOSIUM 2019 – FLYER

  • TECHTEXTIL STUDENT COMPETITION - Call

    3 October 2018

    In 2019, Techtextil – Leading international Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens – is organising the 15th 'Textile Structures for New Building' contest. As in the years before the international association TensiNet is supporting the contest as a sponsor with prize money amounting to € 8,000.

    The competition will be run under the professional and technical supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek, Director of the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK), University of Stuttgart. Architonic will medially accompany and support the contest again.

    We cordially invite all students and young professionals (born after 1 March 1990) of architecture and civil engineering, product design, or any other relevant subjects, to apply.

    See http://www.tensinet.com/index.php/activities-networking/techtextil-student-competition

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  • TENSINET SYMPOSIUM 2019 – CALL FOR EXHIBITING / POSTERS & PROTOTYPES

    3 October 2018

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    CALL FOR EXHIBITION / POSTERSNew deadline 3th December 2018

    In line with the general theme of the TensiNet 2019 Symposium, “Softening the Habitats: Sustainable Innovation in Minimal Mass Structures and Lightweight Architectures”, the exhibition will focus on the change tensile architecture is undergoing.

    The INTENSION exhibition aims at presenting cutting-edge projects, techniques and materials that have recently been implemented in the field of tensile architecture and have the potential of changing the construction and the lifespan of membrane structures for a more sustainable built environment.

    Participate in the INTENSION exhibition to share your achievement and provide more visibility for your project, as well as pave the way for a widespread use of innovative technologies within the field of architecture, design and engineering, and especially tensile construction.

    We invite firms, companies and academics to submit a 300-word text, a render/photo of the project and a significant detail drawing organised in an A2 poster until the 31st of October. The chosen projects will be exhibited at Politecnico di Milano within a tensile installation in the exhibition hall Guido Nardi from the 3rd to the 15th of June 2019, providing prolonged exposure and visibility to the projects on display.

     

    CALL FOR EXHIBITION / PROTOTYPESDeadline 31th January 2019

    In addition to the Call for Posters, we are also launching a Call for Prototypes within the context of the INTENSION exhibition. The prototypes aim at showcasing experimental tensile projects having a relatively medium or small scale. They can either be scaled models of from 1:10 to 1:2, or 1:1 mock-ups, but the latter is preferred, even if it is a partial model of the real structure. These prototypes will be distributed in the green open-air areas of Politecnico di Milano according to their size. The prototypes will be installed and dismantled by their authors within two days prior and after the conference, and will be on display for the whole duration of the conference, from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2019. Thus, authors are kindly reminded to consider the transport and handling time on site of the prototype components beforehand.

    The call for prototypes will require you to submit by email, until the 31st of January, a poster in A2 format of maximum 15 MBs, containing at least the following elements: one 3D view of your prototype, one plan view with clear principal dimensions specified in meters and a short text of 300 words on why your prototype complies with the theme of the INTENSION exhibition. You can optionally also send sketches/final drawings of sections, elevations or assembly drawings, with the latter being highly recommended.

     

    More info http://www.tensinet2019.polimi.it/exhibition.html

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