Fabric structures have been around since man first started weaving fibers together to make fabrics. Modern day fabric structures are becoming more popular due to the advancement of modern day synthetic fabrics, inexpensive cost compared to other construction methods and architects can achieve unique design elements only fabric can create. Larger fabric structures become focal points of forward thinking communities while providing the desired look and function. Whether you need a decorative entrance to your building, a amphitheater to host your cities festivities or a covers for horse arenas Fabricon has the expertise to design and build your fabric structure.
Their “light” footprints have been known and demonstrated countless times throughout history and pre-history(something our earliest ancestors knew) yet they receive remarkably little exposure here in the schools of North America. Compared to what other countries-including some still considered 3rd world-have come to realize. Not only is fabric a very viable structural material and protective cladding from the elements, it achieves design capabilities and energy savings other materials are incapable of matching. These structures use far less raw materials that are usually consumed in conventional structures along their ability to be repurposed or recycled allows for a more versatile structure.
Their luminosity cuts the need for daytime lighting combined with heat reflect-ability to lower cooling requirements, these are only the beginning of a list of advantages fabric has a building material in the 21st century and beyond as new fibers and technology develops.
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