Correctly formed fabric vaults

Arched Shade Structure

In order to be a correctly double curved “anti-clastic” surface, the fabric on an arched structure curves down between the arches as well as over the arch. To achieve this the fabric must be patterned with curved edges to each Continue reading Correctly formed fabric vaults

Why not triangular or flat sails?

double curved or anti-clastic

A fundamental requirement of fabric architecture is that the fabric should be in a 3D form which is referred to as “double curved” or “Anti-Clastic”.  Sounds technical but, it’s really quite simple. All it means is the shape is formed Continue reading Why not triangular or flat sails?