m·connect – for interior design use in Easton House Berlin
During refurbishment of Easton House Berlin, a space-dividing element for the covered inner courtyard of the “small rotunda” was developed. With the design of a membrane construction in three-dimensional form, an architecturally sophisticated solution was found.
The bracing of the membrane structure was carried out at 16 anchor points with m·connect tension rod systems supplemented by 4 steel cables which connect the membrane and mast at the high and low points. The membrane is given its three-dimensional shape by a centrally clamped support. The membrane is a silver-grey, coarse-meshed fabric and guarantees optimum exposure and creates the desired room-dividing effect in the plan view.
Textile construction has become an integral part of modern architecture in the 21st century. Regarded as the father of membrane architecture, the German architect Prof. Frei Otto has already developed textile buildings 50 years ago. The possibility of roofing large areas without supports, the realisation of a multitude of spatial forms and the creation of spectacular light effects through the translucency of some materials are essential advantages of modern membrane architecture.
Another application example which shows the versatility of our tension and compression strut systems
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