Tensile Architecture

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Most of the projects on Tensile Architecture in which I have participated have been developed with WinTess software. (Current version WinTess3)

WinTess (after Tess, in DOS) is the fruit of my Ph. D. Thesis (1981) "Design and analysis of double hinged member structures with great deformations".

This software is thought to find forms, apply loads, analyse deformations and stresses and get the foundations and patterns of the membrane. Here you can see some snapshots of the program.

Form Finding Reactions Patterns on membrane Foundations
Render Loads Pattern n. 6  

The example you can observe in this frameshot corresponds to Big tent for the disco "Bouganvilla". Mallorca, built in 1998.