Tensile and other high-performance fabrics are the brushes and palette of Tenthouse Structures’ wilderness fabric architecture, affording unlimited architectural scope in novel construction projects, in far-flung places. This multi-disciplinary tensile architecture and engineering design team at Tenthouse is constantly pushing the boundaries of design, producing award-winning tented camps and tented guest lodge experiences. With fabric architecture as the basic building blocks of their structures–walls, ceilings, roofs, overhangs, fly-outs, canopies–the Tenthouse design team works to innovate and re-imagine traditional architectural and tented spaces in original and innovative ways. When it comes to wilderness fabric architecture the necessary mix for success is one of technological innovation, hard-won experience working in the world’s most remote locations, and a deep understanding of fabric architecture, its limits and its possibilities.
WILDERNESS FABRIC ARCHITECTURE: CUSTOM BUILDS
When it comes to custom-building new camps or refurbishing and retro-fitting existing ones, Tenthouse Structures’ clients invest in fabric structures over conventional buildings for good reason: The possibilities for truly immersive guest experiences, afforded by fabric architecture are quite unique and delightfully imaginative. Add to this the sophisticated engineering technology and fabric-flexibility that comes with this unique construction platform and one finds that design team is able to break traditional straight-line geometries (and expectations) of traditional tents, and offer clients an extremely high-quality, light-weight, and high-performing end-product whilst keeping a tight rein on project budgets.
The curved shapes and forms available to wilderness fabric architecture construction are both visually-appealing and, simultaneously, blend harmoniously with the natural wilderness environment they are situated in. These ingenious lightweight fabrics and supporting structures negate the use of heavy masonry and other, more traditional building materials, providing an environmentally-sensitive installation with a clear focus of an uninhibited guest experience of the unique wilderness location.
In the wake of the growing demand for experiential tourism, Tenthouse Structures’ design team advocates a collaborative design approach to bring a client’s vision to life. The guiding principals seems to be one of offering discerning travelers an ideal habitat from which to enjoy an (almost) seamless experience of the wilderness. Tenthouse Structures’ Made For The Wild design philosophy, positions the studio as both advocates for environmental preservation, and design-engineers working within extremely delicate eco-tourism landscapes where environmental impact is a constant watchword. The individuality and longevity of each completed wilderness fabric architecture project gives testament to the versatility afforded to design teams such as Tenthouse by this innovative tensile fabric medium. The base, color, texture, trim, and stitch detail is considered, with a bespoke tailor’s care and attention-to-detail. Providing an unencumbered quality to the guest experience is what Tenthouse Structures is driven to achieve through this unique architectural medium and, it’s worth noting; seems to be what distinguishes the work of this studio as a market-leader in the Eco-tourism construction space.