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Academic Institutions
The PBRU homepage (England).
School of Architecture University of Dundee, U.K.
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Department of Civil Engineering University of Bath, U.K.
Lightweight Structures Research Unit
Deployable Structures Laboratory University of Cambridge, U.K.
Institute for Lightweight Structures University of Stuttgart, Germany
Space Structures Research Centre University of Surrey, U.K

 
Associations and General Information
IASS International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
IFAI Industrial Fabrics Association International
AFMA, American Fiber Manufacturers Association

 
Software on the WWW
ForTen by Gerry D'Anza, Italy 
Easy and Cadisi by Technet GmbH, Berlin+Stuttgart, Germany
Patterner by Bruno Postle, Special Structures Lab, Sheffield, UK
The Surface Evolver by Kenneth A. Brakke  , Susquehanna University
Wintent by Surface Software
MCM Lite by Birdair, Buffalo, USA
WinFab by Multimedia Engineering PTE LTD, Singapore



 
Firms
Academy Tent and Canvas
Anchor, USA
Aerosail Shade Structures  Australia
Architen, UK
ASI, USA
Birdair, Buffalo, USA
Bridport Industries Limited
Canobbio SPA, Italy
Canvas Link
Canvas Speciality
Clamshell Buildings
De Nardis Associates , NY 
Duvall Designs Inc.
Fabric Images
Festo Germany, Esslingen, Germany
FTL Happold, NY, USA
IPL Ingenieurplanung Leichtbau GmbH, Konstanz, Germany
J & J. Carter Ltd. Basingstoke, UK
Koch HighTex, Rimsting, Germany
Landrell Fabric Engineering, Chepstow, UK
Mahaffey
McCalls, Threaded steel bar systems
Prat SA, France
Rudi Enos  UK
Sail Shades
Schlaich Bergermann und Partner, Stuttgart, Germany
Skidmore (SOM), Chicago, USA
Sprung Instant Structures
Starnet International Corp, Florida, USA
Structureflex, QLD, Australia
Taiyo Kogyo Corporation, Japan
Sullivan and Brampton, CA, USA
Tensar Industries
Tentech BV, Delft, The Netherlands
Tentnology, BC, Canada
Transformit, Maine, USA
VESL Tension Span Structures, Australia
Warner Shelter Systems Limited, Alberta, Canada
Weidlinger, New York, USA
Yeadon, USA
SobreSaliente , Montevideo 
New Website Entries
Other interesting Web Sites 
The Fabric Structures homepage.
 Fabric Tension Structure page
Membrane Structures Links
 

 

Bibliography

Author's  Name          Title                                                              Publishing House                                                      Year
Salvadori Mario   Structures in Architecture.        Prentice Hall Inc, Englewood Cliffs N.J. 1964
Roland Conrad     Frei Otto Structures               Longman group Limited                    1970
Glaeser Ludwig    The Work of Frei Otto              The Museum of Modern Art - New York      1972
Otto Frei         Tensostrutture                     Uisaa - Milano                           1972
Drew Philip       Frei Otto - Form and Structures    Crosby Lockwood Staples,Granada pub Limitet London 1976
Drew Philip       Tensile Architecture               Crosby Lockwood Staples,Granada pub Limitet London 1976
Hatton E.M.       The Tent Book                      Houghton Mifflin Company Boston          1979
Salvadori Mario   Building. The fight against GravityA Margaret, McElderry Book - New York    1979
Drew Philip       Why Building Stand Up              (trad.it) Gruppo Fabbri,Bompiani Sonzogno Mi  1980
Otto Frei         Naturaliche Konstruktionen         Deutsche Verlags Anstalt GmbH Stuttgart  1982

Burkhardt Berthold Frei Otto. Schriften Und Reden 1951  Friedr Vieweg und Sohn, Braunschweig / Wiesbaden 1984

National Research Council Architectural Fabric Structures Use of Tensioned Fabric Federal  National Accademy Pess,Washington DC  1985

Majowiecki M.    Tensostrutture Progetto e verifica Cisia                                      1985
L.John William   Tension Structures.Behavior and Analisis  McGraw Hill Book Company , New York 1985
Davis Colin      High Tech Architecture             Thames and Hudson London                   1988
Gordon James E.  The Science of Structures and Materials Scientific American Books, Inc, New York 1988
P.Matildi,C.Foti Tensostrutture e Sistemi Reticolari Spaziali Italsider stampa della Tamburi Editore - Milano 1971
Cedolini Mario   Strutture                          Arsenale Editrice Venezia                  1991
Franci Sergio    Tensostrutture a membrana          Editrice Italica                           1991
Liya Yuroukov    Frei Otto                Arerigere                                            1991
Capasso Aldo     Le Tensostrutture a membrana in Architettura Maggioli                         1993
Abbate F.        Sollecitazione e Forma            Fratelli Fiorentino Napoli 


Articles and Magazines

 Author's Name                Article                                                                  Magazine                                                                         Year



 Berger Horst                 Scalloped Prestressed Dome From Prestressed elements                     Journal  of the American Concrete Institute March 1966                           1966 
 Morganti M.                  Ricerche Strutturali                                                     Casabella n 301 gennaio pp 34-41                                                 1966 
 Otto Frei                    Comportamento Statico di membrane e reti                                 Casabella  n.309 settembre pp 22-27                                              1966 
 Sarger Renne                 Structures Nouvelle                                                      Cahiers Du Centre D'Etudes Architecturales, Bruxelles                            1967 
 Scheichenbauer Mario         Progettare con le materie plastiche                                      Casabella  n 313 marzo-aprile                                                    1967 
 Greenberg D.P.               Inelastic analysis of suspension roof - structures                       Journal of the structural division A.S.C.E. vol 96 No. ST5 Proc. Paper 7284      1970 
 IL 3                         Biology and Building                                                     Part 1, Institute of lightweight Structures , University of Stuttgart            1971 
 Shimamura S -- Takeuchi O    Mechanical behavior of selected coated fabrics used in membrane          I.A.S.S Proceeding of the pacific symposium on tension structures Tokyo 17/23    1971 
 Tene Y -- Epstein M          Nonlinear space trusses with tension only members                        I.A.S.S Proceeding of the pacific symposium on tension structures Tokyo 17/23    1971 
 IL2                          Shadow in the desert                                                      Institute of lightweight Structures , University of Stuttgart                   1972 
 Paolini Margerita            Tiplogia e tecnologia delle tensostrutture                               Acciaio n.5 maggio                                                               1972 
 Paolini Margerita            Tiplogia e tecnologia delle tensostrutture                               Acciaio n.7-8 luglio-agosto                                                      1972 
 IL5                          Convertible Roofs                                                         Institute of lightweight Structures , University of Stuttgart                   1973 
 IL 6                         Biology and Building                                                     Part III  Institute of lightweight Structures , University of Stuttgart          1973 
 Berger Horst                 The Engineering Discipline of Tent Structures                            Architectural Record n.2 febbraio pp 81-88                                       1975 
 IL 8                         Nets in nature and technics                                              Institute of lightweight Structures , University of Stuttgart                    1975 
 IL 16                        Zelte Tents 1                                                            Institute of lightweight Structures , University of Stuttgart                    1976 
 Majowiecki Massimo           Strutture spaziali leggere Progettazione Interattiva mediante l'impiego  Acciaio n.10 pp 421-427                                                          1976 
 Aldo Capasso                 Tencnologie sperimentali dell'Habitat                                    Acciaio n.3 marzo pp 151-157                                                     1978 
 IL 11                        Lightweight and energy technics                                          Institute of lightweight Structures , University of Stuttgart                    1978 
 IL 17                        The work of Frei Otto and his teams 1955-76                              Institute of lightweight Structures , University of Stuttgart                    1978 
                              Tent Structures : Are they Architecture ?                                Architectural Record n.5 may pp127-134                                           1980 

                              SOM'S computer Approach,                                                 Architectural Record n.8 August pp 84-91                                         1980 

 IL 29                        The Tent City's of he Haij                                               Institute of lightweight Structures , University of Stuttgart                    1980 
 Majowiecki Massimo           Tensostrutture                                                           Speciale Domus Prefab 4 pp 18-23                                                 1980 
 Huntington , Craig G.        The soft side  of Shelter                                                P.S.A Settembre pp 68-71                                                         1981 
 Borri C , Chiarugi A ,       Alcuni risultati relativi a prove simulate di strappo in tessuti con     U.F.I.S.T. Ottobre                                                               1982 
 Majowiecki Massimo           Membrane : aspetti costruttivi funzionali ed economici                   Corso di aggiornamento su tensostrutture Politecnico di Milano 25/27 ottobre     1983 
 Berger Horst                 A Decade of Fabric Tension Structures for Permanent Buildings            International Symposium on Spatial Roof Structures , Dortmund settembre 10-14    1984 
 Huntington Craig G.          The Design Process                                                       International Symposium on Architectural Fabric Structures ,Novembre Orlando     1984 
 IL 30                        Sun and Shade, Toldos , Vela                                             Institute of lightweight Structures , University of Stuttgart                    1984 
 Berger Horst                 The Evolving  Design Vocabulary of Fabric Structures                     Architectural Record n.3 marzo pp 152-159                                        1985 
 Huntington Craig G.          The Shape of Tents to come                                               Sciencs Digest marzo pp. 40-45                                                   1986 
 Batellier Jean Pierre        Structures Tendues et Pretendues                                         Cahiers Du Centre D'Etudes Architecturales Bruxelles                             1987 
 Berger Horst - Geiger David  Preliminary Design of Lightweight Membrane Structures Air Supported and  Building Structural Design Handbook - Wiley Interscience Publication New York    1987 
 Huntington Craig G.          Permanent architectural fabric structures- performance of the new        Construction and Building Materials                                              1987 
 Schock  H.J.                 Braced Tensile Architectures-Some standard and non standard solutions    International  Conference on the design and Construction of non conventional     1987 
 Berger Horst                 New Developments in Lightweight Dome Structures                          Dome from antiquity to the present MSU Symposium Istanbul                        1988 
 Simonelli Giuliano           Ineguagliabile Leggerezza                                                Modulo n. 148 pp 64-72                                                           1989 



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