NEWS AND IMPORTANT DATES Conference Timeline Call for abstracts deadline 5 July 2018 Call for papers deadline 31 October 2018 Acceptance notification by 10 January 2019 Early bird registration until 28 January 2019 We are glad to announce the OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION of the Softening the Habitats Proceedings moreover a selection of the 25 best full papers will be published on a Special Issue of the Architectural Engineering and Design Management, Taylor & Francis ed., around the Softening the Habitats conference, after a peer-reviewed selection process by the Scientific Committee of the conference and the Editorial Board of the Journal
ATTEND GET FULL ACCESS TO THE CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION! REGISTRATION ENABLES YOU TO ATTEND AND/OR SUBMIT YOUR WORK WELCOME TO THE 6TH TENSINET SYMPOSIUM! An International ground-breaking, multi-disciplinary congress "Our times demand lighter, more energy-saving, more mobile and more adaptable, in short more natural buildings, without disregarding the demand for safety and security" (Frei Otto) Lightweight structures have been regularly applied in the field of human construction, and have been so for more than ten thousand years. They have recently seen a considerable expansion due to the promising prospects that they offer, accounting for a larger proportion of the overall volume of buildings. The last few decades have brought numerous significant innovations in terms of materials, design and computation tools, as well as construction detailing and installation methodology. As a consequence of such innovative applications, membrane construction now has an established place in the field of Architecture. However, some imperative questions arise. At what stage of development are the best built examples today? How will textile architecture evolve in the near future? Can we expect any major innovation in this area? What part of our imagination still remains to be explored today? Will current technical advancements in materials production lead to lighter and more efficient structures and to greater environmentally sustainable enclosures? What is the biggest challenge of the next few decades in the field of tent construction? Can we envision a future where unknown durable and recyclable materials will contribute to decrease the current conflicts between society and nature? The 6th International TensiNet Symposium, "Softening the Habitats. Sustainable Innovation in Minimal Mass Structures and Lightweight Architectures" aims to face this complexity. Three mornings of inspiring keynote lectures plus a number of plenary sessions, followed by just as many afternoons of parallel sessions and an open talk, will create a very special event where experts in the areas of membrane architecture and engineering, as well as researchers and industry representatives, are invited to contribute to constructive debates on soft structures, softening the environment and soft skins.

 

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The conference will focus on how building technologies on membranes are being more and more directed towards achieving a smaller environmental footprint and obtaining more resilient cities and landscapes.

Worldwide, the lifestyle is increasingly characterized by requirements of flexibility, speed and de-materialization. Further applications of lightness and findings could be foreseen and experimented in the field of extreme living structures, meaning on one side the structures of post-emergency recovery, that have to perform requirements of speed, low-budget and modularity. On the other side, the design of structures for outer space, that need to perform high-tech requirements, in an opposite way, for the extreme living.

Nevertheless, the conference will also propose to deeply reflect on the theme of lightness in architecture, as well as how lighter constructions can potentially generate novel ideas on habitats.

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WELCOME TO THE 6TH TENSINET SYMPOSIUM! An international, ground-breaking, multi-disciplinary congress.

Lightweight structures have been regularly applied in the field of human construction, and have been so for more than ten thousand years. They have recently seen a considerable expansion due to the promising prospects that they offer, accounting for a larger proportion of the overall volume of buildings.  The last few decades have brought numerous significant innovations in terms of materials, design and computation tools, as well as construction detailing and installation methodology.  As a consequence of such innovative applications, membrane construction now has an established place in the field of Architecture.

 

However, some imperative questions arise. At what stage of development are the best built examples today? How will textile architecture evolve in the near future? Can we expect any major innovation in this area? What part of our imagination still remains to be explored today? Will current technical advancements in materials

production lead to lighter and more efficient structures and to greater environmentally sustainable enclosures? What is the biggest challenge of the next few decades in the field of tent construction? Can we envision a future where unknown durable and recyclable materials will contribute to decrease the current conflicts between society and nature?

 

The 6th International TensiNet Symposium, "Softening the Habitats. Sustainable Innovation in Minimal Mass Structures and Lightweight Architectures" aims to face this complexity. Three mornings of inspiring keynote lectures plus a number of plenary sessions, followed by just as many afternoons of parallel sessions and open talk, will create a very special event where experts in the areas of membrane architecture and engineering, as well as researchers and industry representatives, are invited to contribute to constructive debates on soft structures, softening the environment and soft skins.

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The conference will focus on building technology membranes are more directed towards achieving a smaller environmental footprint and obtaining more resilient cities and landscapes. Worldwide, the lifestyle is increasingly characterized by requirements of flexibility, speed and de-materialization. Further applications of lightness and findings could be foreseen and experimented in the field of extreme living structures, meaning on one side the structures of post-emergency recovery, that have to perform requirements of speed, low-budget and modularity.

 

 On the other side, the design of structures for outer space, that need to perform high-tech requirements, in an opposite way, for the extreme living. Nevertheless, the conference will also propose to deeply reflect on the theme of lightness in architecture, as well as how lighter constructions can potentially generate novel ideas on habitats.

10 DRIVING TOPICS The Symposium is structured in three Plenary Sessions, five Parallel Sessions and an Open Talk.
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WELCOME TO THE 6TH TENSINET SYMPOSIUM! An international, ground-breaking, multi-disciplinary congress.

Lightweight structures have been regularly applied in the field of human construction, and have been so for more than ten thousand years. They have recently seen a considerable expansion due to the promising prospects that they offer, accounting for a larger proportion of the overall volume of buildings.  The last few decades have brought numerous significant innovations in terms of materials, design and computation tools, as well as construction detailing and installation methodology.  As a consequence of such innovative applications, membrane construction now has an established place in the field of Architecture.

However, some imperative questions arise. At what stage of development are the best built examples today? How will textile architecture evolve in the near future? Can we expect any major innovation in this area? What part of our imagination still remains to be explored today? Will current technical advancements in materials production lead to lighter and more efficient structures and to greater environmentally sustainable enclosures? What is the biggest challenge of the next few decades in the field of tent construction? Can we envision a future where unknown durable and recyclable materials will contribute to decrease the current conflicts between society and nature?

 

The 6th International TensiNet Symposium, "Softening the Habitats. Sustainable Innovation in Minimal Mass Structures and Lightweight Architectures" aims to face this complexity. Three mornings of inspiring keynote lectures plus a number of plenary sessions, followed by just as many afternoons of parallel sessions and an open talk, will create a very special event where experts in the areas of membrane architecture and engineering, as well as researchers and industry representatives, are invited to contribute to constructive debates on soft structures, softening the environment and soft skins.

SUBMIT ABSTRACT Last Extended Deadline: 5 July 2018 11:59 PM CET Glad to announce the OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION of the Softening the Habitats Proceedings. Moreover a selection of the 25 best full papers will be published on a Special Issue of the Architectural Engineering and Design Management, Francis & Taylor ed., by the Scientific Committee of the conference together with the Editorial Board of the Journal.

The conference will focus on how building technologies on membranes are being more and more directed towards achieving a smaller environmental footprint and obtaining more resilient cities and landscapes. Worldwide, the lifestyle is increasingly characterized by requirements of flexibility, speed and de-materialization. Further applications of lightness and findings could be foreseen and experimented in the field of extreme living structures, meaning on one side the structures of post-emergency recovery, that have to perform requirements of speed, low-budget and modularity. On the other side, the design of structures for outer space, that need to perform high-tech requirements, in an opposite way, for the extreme living. Nevertheless, the conference will also propose to deeply reflect on the theme of lightness in architecture, as well as how lighter constructions can potentially generate novel ideas on habitats.

Share your knowledge and participate to the TensiNet Symposium 2019!

The conference will focus on how building technologies on membranes are being more and more directed towards achieving a smaller environmental footprint and obtaining more resilient cities and landscapes. Worldwide, the lifestyle is increasingly characterized by requirements of flexibility, speed and de-materialization. Further applications of lightness and findings could be

 

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