Tension Fabric 101
Transformit's founder, Cindy Thompson, recently presented this Seminar on Tension Fabric Structures in the EDLAB at Teacher's College, Columbia University. Follow the link above to see EDLAB's video of her talk. The video includes interesting simultaneous chat and comments by professors and students, time-linked to the presentation.
The seminar came about as a result of Transformit's collaboration with the architectural office of Shepley Bulfinch on a project for Teachers College, Columbia University.
Shepley Bulfinch thought our our Crescendo with light block might work well for space separation and articulation. The considerations were: ease of movement and relocation of the walls, sound absorption, video projection, and ease of storage.
In December, Joe Rondinelli, Director of Interior Design, and Kristina Osborn, AIA, of Shepley Bulfinch, traveled to the Transformit studio for a presentation, and to view some of our stock pieces. At this meeting, plans were made for an educational presentation on tension fabric to be made by Cindy Thompson at the Teachers College EdLab, followed by a meeting specific to the project. Transformit sent several pieces to the college for use in the seminar. Following Cindy’s presentation, the students were encouraged to assemble and experiment with the strucures.