The Tense-structures, stretched taut structures or structures are those toppings whose main element is the cover itself (canvas), which in a constant state of traction through steel cables, keep the desired shape, promoting balance system. Unlike other covers, the surface-structure has in the tissue intrinsic shape and resilience to external efforts.
Its resistance is larger or smaller according to the geometry assumed where double bend and the fabric with the material of the membrane. These tensile structures, temporary and removable most, offer a combination of clean and aesthetic appeal structures. The waveforms often resemble natural phenomena such as waves, clouds or mountains with snow-covered tops, come as an inspirational source for many generations of designers, looking for architectural forms based on fundamental and organic principles.
These structures can be used to cover and isolated works in designed or existing buildings, has to some extent one projetual action flexibility facilitator for weather protection, to integrate a landscape design and also in some way to fit a lighting.
During the day, the sun provides a diffuse interior lighting, without revealing transparency when viewed from outside. At night, the interior lighting makes the canvas look on, like a "Back Light", bouncing the eyes the beauty of their external forms.