Technology In Architecture: Detailing in Tensile Structures – Design, Engineering and Simulation: Interview with Shehzad Irani



ArchiDiaries is launching a series of live interviews called “Technology in Architecture” with some of the best practices, professionals, researchers, academicians and engineers, who have dedicated their efforts towards scientific and technical advancement in the field. ‘Technology in Architecture’ is very different from ‘Architectural Technology’. The latter essentially focuses on use of Technology in designing of buildings and its construction. Whereas the former encompasses the use of a variety of advanced technology in all aspects of architecture ranging from decision making, resource management, impact analysis to design and construction.

Our next guest Shehzad Irani will talk about “Detailing in Tensile Structures” on February 6th, 2021. Interested people can join this conversation on Facebook live at 11:00 AM (GMT + 5:30).

In this talk, he will focus Mediocre design is spectacular. Good design is obvious, Great design is invisible. They say that the lord is in the design, but the devil is in the details. Tensioned membrane structures offer a continued possibility of re-imagining details as they haven’t been shackled by Codes and standards (yet) and offer the designer an on-going possibility to test, engineer and evolve. This talk is about understanding the broad guidelines of forces that dictate the form and purpose of tensile structure detailing.

About Shehzad Irani  

Shehzad Irani founded SCHAFBOCK DESIGN WORKSHOP, which have not only design – engineered but also executed projects of a variety of scale, purpose and application, which include the Cable net roof over Rajkot Science City, OMAXe Connaught Place roof which is an over 200,000 sq.ft. roof and recently they are working with the design team of the 2020 UAE pavilion in Dubai.

He is always looking for the next challenge in the field, and firmly believes in collaborative design process where all stakeholders have an even footing and can contribute their worth right from the inception to a final design.


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