The Krishna International Projects & Services offers a wide variety of products of the tensile Fabric industry. You can choose to flip through our Master and Shooting Gear Catalog, or download specific sections of the Master Catalog. Here you will find our past project’s so that it will be more easier for you to choose a concept design. Also K.I.P.S. always believe in invention & aviation so we can also design our product as per your needs.
Our Products Of Tensile Fabric
- Tensile Fabric Structure
- Tensile Roof Structure
- Modular Tensile Structure
- Tensile Membrane Structure
- Tensile Shading Structure
- Auditorium Structure
- Landscape Structure
Wondering what a fabric can do? A lot if used inventively. Tensile fabric structure is a masterpiece of what a fabric can do if applied a proper ‘tension’. Made from polymers or polymer coated fibers, fabrics or membrane as they are called are produced through process called fabrication. These fabricated membranes are then balanced atop supports with anchorages by the force of tension. By adjusting the position of supports, amazing designs can be created, one better than the other. They could be like a Taj shaped dome or sea wave like curves.
Every fabric brings with it its own unique properties. The fibers being long and sturdy are the lifeline of durability and elasticity. Polymers like ETFE provides excellent greenhouse, UV resistance and self-cleansing capability; fiberglass coated Teflon is notably good in its resilience against extreme weather patterns and elasticity, and so on. Tensile fabric structure is also very cost effective courtesy its ease of manufacturing, installation and maintenance.
Roof is the essence of any building. Whether they be industrial, commercial or institutional, nothing is of use without a roof over its head. Tensile roof structures are referred to those roofs which derive their strength from tension force. They are either made of tensile fabrics or may involve fabric coatings over the existing ones. In most likelihood, it’s the former.
While designing or looking for tensile roof structures, the main factors which are at play are the resilience to weather and durability. In some situations, elasticity and aesthetics are also considered. But in all circumstances, they remain secondary factors. The transparency or light transmitting property of fabrics being used to construct tensile roof structures is also kept in mind. If the demand is for brightly lit roofs, fabrics allowing more lights to transmit through them are preferred. The shape is another consideration to be taken into account. The most common in use are usually singular conical canopies or series of canopies. These shapes are very easy to carve out. You just need to adjust the position of supports to redistribute the force of tension appropriately. An expert guidance might be required to provide stability though.
Modular means breaking a big design in smaller units and by that extension modular tensile structure refers to those structures that can be designed by breaking them in smaller parts. They are very useful especially in cases where it’s not possible to build the whole structure at once. Alternatively, the individual units of structure are manufactured at different locations and then assembled. One such use can be seen in school buildings where due to paucity of lands the construction can’t be carried out.
With modular tensile structure, you can’t just quickly install them but can remove and reinstall them again wherever and whenever you like it. It saves time and improves efficiency of construction. Also it’s cheaper than traditional brick and mortar thing. The option to customize designs and shapes as per one’s innovation is a plus. It should be kept in mind, though, that at the end of the day the modular tensile structure is still the tensile structure and inherits all their unique characteristics.
Only real thing that one needs to keep in mind while going for modular tensile structure is the scope and nature of scalability. It’s important not just from expansion point of view but also from assembling point of view.
Almost every tensile structure is a membrane structure in one way or the other. By membrane structure it is implied that fabric used in tensile structure is a membrane made out of polymers or similar materials. Such structures involve stretching and supporting a membrane by the force of tension. Canopies, domes, sheds are some of the most common tensile membrane structure.
To construct one such structure, you first need to fabricate the appropriate membrane. Depending on the use, it could be made out of ETFE, PVC, cotton, nylon etc. The choice of polymer imparts distinct properties to them. For instance, a fiberglass coated Teflon is more elastic and resilient to weather than others. Similarly, ETFE is more effective against UV rays than other polymers. Strength, durability, elasticity, aesthetics, weather resistance are some of the trademarks of tensile membrane structure. They are used almost everywhere – car parking, covers for auditorium or swimming pools, sun sheds, entrance and walkaway structures and even industrial structures. The ease of installation and cheaper maintenance are other key factors driving their use.
Too much sun? A shade is a place to go. While it’s definitely possible to build shades out of concrete and steel, they consume too much time and are a lot more permanent. Both their construction and their destruction involve huge cost. On the other hand, tensile fabric shading structure is much easier and cheaper to install as well as remove. This is not to confuse with the notion that it’s temporary and weak. When it’s there on the ground it’s solid and will remain so until decided otherwise.
The procedure to design any tensile fabric shading structure is same as any other tensile structure. The only difference is while choosing fabric materials i.e. during the fabrication stage of tensile structure design. The materials to be chosen must have certain perceptible qualities when it comes translucency and heat absorption or transmission. Too much of former will be same as having no shade and too less will lead to you searching for lights. A fine balance is all that’s needed. Similarly too much of heat absorbing or emitting quality may lead to heat imbalance inside the shade.
Auditoriums are massive structures. The amount of steel and concrete that go in constructing one of them is as humungous as their construction. And not to mention the cost. But all this trouble could be saved by choosing an auditorium tensile structure. They are much easier to construct and install. The cost incurred in the procurement of their raw materials, the process of fabrication and the job of installation is a fraction of what you might need to shell out in case of traditional ones involving concrete and steel.
Auditorium tensile structure is also known for its durability, strength and stability. The choice of tensile membrane or fabric can impart different characteristics to these structures. For instance to impart exceptional resilience to weather elements, fiberglass coated Teflon could be used. Teflon also provides elasticity and sturdiness. Similarly cotton or nylon mesh could be used to fabricate internal ceilings. Nylon can also withstand high temperatures and possess excellent abrasive resistance. We engage in both standard designs as well as customizable ones.
True to its name, landscape tensile structure is designed to transform the landscape. These are available in three designs – Conical landscape tensile structure, Twin conical landscape tensile structure and landscape vault shape tensile structure. Each of these are distinct in their looks if not use.
The twin conical landscape tensile structure is by far the most popular of them all. It consists of two conical shaped roofs lying side by side. They find application in tents and canopies for organizing events, social gatherings, and temporary outposts, in hotels and restaurants and many more. The conical landscape tensile structure is also very common. They are mostly used as standalone structures for the similar applications like its ‘twin’ sibling. The difference in design arises in case of landscape vault shape tensile structure. Unlike the conical ones, it curves in the shape of ‘vault’ which can be either concave or convex in curvatures.
The material used for constructing any landscape tensile structure is mostly polymer fabrics. These being elastic can be easily given shapes depending on position of supports. They are balanced by the force of tension. The fabrics also impart these structures appealing designs, longer life, excellent finish, sturdiness, weather resistance, damage resistance and high tensile strength.
There’s no limit to what an architects can achieve with their designs. The innovation and research has led to a spurt in the type of tensile structures available, commonly known as architectural tensile structures. Form very simple single dome structures to complex ones involving multiple curvatures, the sheer range of options available is sure to confuse anyone with their choice.
Architectural tensile structure is available in many shapes and sizes. Depending on what the structure is, say a gazebo or a car parking shed, the shape can vary. The most popular ones are square shaped, rectangular, octagonal or oval. They are available in other polygonal shapes as well. The variety of architectural tensile structures also come to fore in the choice of materials being used in their construction. They can be made from wood, metal or polymers. Some are even made from toughened glass. Each of these bring with them their own set of unique properties. Woods like oak, pine, cedar etc., for instance, are ornate but not-so-effective against extreme weather. Though polishing and chemical treatment extend their capabilities, it’s too little. Metals, especially aluminum, is far better thanks to its lightweight, strength and sturdiness. But they too, in absence of insulation, can turn unbearable in extreme winters and summers. In all likelihood, a fabric made of polymer and/or fiberglass is better suited.
Indoor tensile structure is mysteriously very simple in its design yet innovative. Some are smooth, curved shape while others are shaped like a conical hat. In architectural parlance, the shapes are described as ‘saddle shaped’, ‘surface of revolutions’ etc. Whatever be the technical name, they are visually appealing and very useful as well. While traditionally used as ceiling tents, the recent application of indoor tensile structure has seen them move to other areas like ‘tent bedroom chamber’ – that doubles up as bedroom and a tent as and when needed.
Though the design methodology of any indoor tensile structure is similar to other large tensile structures, the difference arises in the type of material being used. Since weather resistance is not much of focus inside, the stress is on other properties like durability, elasticity and aesthetics. Another very important characteristic to look forward into any indoor tensile structure fabric is flame – retardant. While traditional indoor tents consisted of fabrics sewn together to give them shape, the modern ones are reliant on force of tension to generate shapes and stability.
Auditoriums are becoming increasingly important these days. These structures being massive not just require humungous amount of steel and concrete but are very costly and time consuming to construct. With tensile structures showing growth and maturity, all this trouble could be saved by choosing an auditorium tensile fabric structure. They are much easier to construct and install. The cost incurred too is a fraction of what you might need to shell out in case of traditional ones involving concrete and steel.
Auditorium tensile fabric structure is also known for its durability, aesthetics and sturdiness. Made from fibers and/or polymers, they derive their strength and stability from force of tension. The choice of tensile membrane or fabric can impart different characteristics to these structures. For instance to impart exceptional resilience to weather elements, fiberglass coated Teflon could be used. Teflon also provides elasticity and sturdiness. Similarly cotton or nylon mesh could be used to fabricate internal ceilings. Nylon can also withstand high temperatures and possess excellent abrasive resistance. Though there are many standard design options available for auditorium tensile fabric structure, some vendors like us also provide you with customizable designs.