• European Training Network ActaReBuild - call to candidate

    14 September 2022

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    The European Training Network ActaReBuild – Acoustic and Thermal Retrofit of Buildings, offers 10 funded doctoral positions with starting date during the academic year 2022/23.

    ActaReBuild provides research and training in retrofit of office building stock in Europe by means a new generation of sustainable materials and building components. Doctoral candidates will learn how to improve and guarantee acoustic and thermal performance of buildings that undergo renovation processes while minimizing embodied carbon production.

    The training offered to 10 Doctoral Candidates interconnected through the network will enforce their research and transferable skills necessary for thriving careers in this burgeoning area. This goal will be achieved by a unique, interdisciplinary combination of specialized “hands-on” research training supported by high-quality joint PhD degree supervision; by performing of secondments at industrial partners; participation at courses and workshops on scientific and complementary “soft” skills facilitated by the academic and non-academic partners of the consortium.

    Thanks to network-wide interactions, DCs will get acquainted with a variety of novel building materials and solutions (bio-, nano-, meta-, recycled, 3D printed materials and multilayer structural skins), measurement techniques and assessment methods (such as life cycle analysis and sustainability assessment, psychoacoustic methods, specialized thermal behaviour experiments and a variety of simulation techniques in acoustics, energy, hygrothermal behaviour).

    We are looking for researchers willing to combine research and professional training, and willing to travel. Candidates must have a master’s degree in a relevant field of study. ActaReBuild network language is English.

    Are you interested?
    please send an email to: info@actarebuild.eu and we will let you know once the vacancies are opened. The recruitment platform will soon be operational!


    More information on Project Partners and PHD topics: see https://actarebuild.eu/  




  • EXTENDED deadline 15th July 2022 - Call for abstract - Symposium TENSINANTES 2023

    15 June 2022

    Interested in giving a lecture at the TENSINANTES 2023 symposium?

    Then submit your one-page abstract! The deadline for submission has been extended to Friday 15th July.

    See https://tensinantes2023.sciencesconf.org/


  • Textile Architecture Fest at the TemporActive Pavilion, Milano

    2 June 2022

    In the framework of the New European Bauhaus Festival the Textile Architecture Fest has been organised. This initiative aims to promote the experimental activities of PhD candidates, post-doc and researchers from the Lab Unit TAN - Textile Architecture Network at Politecnico di Milano, ABC Dept. together with the international network TensiNet’s design and engineering societies, SMEs, Research institutes.

    Meeting point will be the TemporActive Pavilion developed for the TensiNet Symposium “Softening the Habitats” in 2019.

    Different workshops are foreseen on 9th & 10th of June 2022 (18.00till 20.00):

    • WORKSHOP Form Finding of Minimal Surfaces - MINIMAL NATURAL SOAP FILMS
    • WORKSHOP Programmable textiles for 3D printing- BIOMIMETIC TEXTILE SHAPES
    • WORKSHOP Dew and Fog harvesting textiles – CATCHING WATER FROM AIR

    For more information on the event see link


  • Lectures on Textile Architecture at TechTextil - 21.06.2022

    1 June 2022

    During Techtextil 2022, held from 21st till 24th June, interesting lectures will be given at the Techtextil Forum in Hall 9 Level 1 – D80

    The first day will focus on Textile Architecture. Katja Bernert (Mehler Technologies) will present 3 lectures:

    • The AMA Award for Sustainability in Tensile Architecture is scheduled in section Selected/Extraordinary? Trends in Technical Textile Applications  (11:00 - 11:15)
    • Transforming Textiles to Testimonies recycled solutions  for architectural membranes is scheduled in section Architecture (4:30 - 4:45)
    • Travel guide to Textile Architecture (4:45 - 5:00)


  • AMA award 2022

    11 May 2022

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    The competition, which AMA announced in 2021 for the first time, shall reward and honour outstanding contributions to sustainability and conservation of natural resources by awarding particularly good examples of products, projects, design and ideas in the field of lightweight and membrane structures.

    The AMA Award comprises four categories, two of these categories Products and Projects are for AMA members only and the other two Design and Idea for non-members. We want to recognize and reward people and companies having achieved special success on the way to a better future of our planet or firmely intending to do so (ideas).

    Deadline September 9th 2022

    More info on criteria, conditions, process and submission https://www.amaforum.com/ama-awards/

    AMA award 2021 https://www.amaforum.com/ama-awards/2021/




  • Symposium TENSINANTES 2023

    20 April 2022

    We are pleased to announce you the upcoming 7th International TensiNet Symposium "Membrane architecture: the seventh established building material. Designing reliable and sustainable structures for the urban environment" which will take place at Nantes Université (France) in face-to-face! from Wednesday 7th till Friday 9th June 2023. See link announcement TensiNews 42



  • TensiNews - Newsletter Nr. 42 - APRIL 2022

    20 April 2022

    Enjoy the latest TensiNews 42

    TensiNews - Newsletter Nr. 42 - APRIL 2022 - Price 15€ (port incl.)

    For non TensiNet members:


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  • Call for abstract - Symposium TENSINANTES 2023

    15 April 2022

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    The TensiNet Symposium 2023 "Membrane architecture: the seventh established building material. Designing reliable and sustainable structures for the urban environment" will be held at Nantes Université (France) from Wednesday 7th till Friday 9th June 2023. This three-day event will allow prominent experts from the world of architecture and engineering to present inspiring projects, to demonstrate the multitude of possibilities offered by lightweight structures, as well as to show recent research results in the domain of fabrics and foils. The conference will be organised around the following three main themes:

    • Structural membrane: contemporary, innovative, adaptive daring and impactful solutions
    • Tensioned membrane structures: the seventh building material
    • Structural membrane: an answer to issues of the 21st century


    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – extended deadline 15th June

    We invite you to participate and submit a one-page abstract following the template available on the website of the conference https://tensinantes2023.sciencesconf.org/ before the 31st of May 2022. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee also welcomes abstracts and papers on built projects, especially when they illustrate advancements related to the 3 main themes. An extra theme "Others" is included.


    Please feel free to share the announcement and the call for abstract within your network!


  • TensiNet association applied as Partner of the New European Bauhaus

    16 March 2022



    The TensiNet association applied as Partner of the New European Bauhaus (NEB).

    The NEB is a creative and interdisciplinary initiative that connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces and experiences. The NEB initiative calls on all of us to imagine and build together a beautiful, sustainable and inclusive future. One of the goals isno more emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.The NEB turns the European Deal into something that can be approached and shaped. It is the goal to build a sustainable and inclusive future in Europe.The general shared objective across all calls is to support projects that bring aesthetic, sustainable and inclusive elements of transformation. See link https://europa.eu/new-european-bauhaus/index_en

    As sustainability is one of the main goals, it was proposed to establish a sub-group NEB within the Working Group sustainability & Comfort. Alena Behrmann (Vector Foiltec) is the driving force behind this partnership with NEB.


  • Tenthouse Structures is looking for Senior Tensile Structural Engineer

    2 March 2022

    We are seeking an experienced Tensile Structural Engineer to join our Design Department where we design modular and custom structures, which are a combination of tensile membrane structures and classical structural elements.

    The candidate should be a qualified engineer with a proven track record in the turnkey design and delivery of tensile structure projects. As we provide turnkey solutions, the successful candidate will be required to undertake and manage structural design from the conceptual phase through to detailing, QC and handover. (Ie. assumes engineering responsibility for our scope of works). Remote work is possible. In which case, to optimize engagement with our Cape Town based production design team, the candidate should be either UK or European based and English fluent. For more information regarding the role and remuneration package, please contact Brendan at brendan@tenthousestructures.com.