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  • A History of Tension

    Frei Otto's Olympic Stadium for the 1972 Summer Games in Munich, Germany, intimated a future filled with organic and mind-bending forms. Have tensile fabric structures lived up to their promise? This article addresses the materials used in tensile design, the advantages and challenges of this form of architecture, and advancements made within this fast-growing design segment. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Design
    Sponsor:
    Birdair