Designing with Membranes

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


This contribution offers an introduction to membrane structures and the experimental approach which has characterised this building system since its origins. In particular, the chapter offers an overview of the design approach currently adopted for tensioned membrane roofs.


Load Bear Capacity Tension Membrane Lightweight Structure Tension Structure Cable Structure 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. Lewis W (2003) Tension structures. Form and behaviour. Thomas Telford Publishing, LondonGoogle Scholar
  2. Songel JM (2010) A conversation with Frei Otto. Princeton Architectural Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture and Built EnvironmentUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

Personalised recommendations