Foldable Roof Membrane Transforms Space in the Heart of the City
Friday, November 13, 2015
DEPEW, NY…SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA® Fabric has completely transformed the “Metzgergasse,” an exterior urban pedestrian area and meeting place in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Nikolai Kugel (Stuttgart) architectural firm jumped on the opportunity to improve the space with an original masterpiece featuring a retractable fabric structure.
Looking for a chance to revive and enhance the neighborhood, Nikolai Kugel designed an elegant, yet enduring solution that would survive Switzerland’s unpredictable weather patterns, using SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric 4T40HF.
DEPEW, NY… Google’s headquarters, referred to as the Googleplex, in Sunnyvale, CA, uses SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA Fabric to shade the central plaza of a recent campus expansion – and the fabric has completely transformed the newly-outfitted space.
260/50 Fabric Joins Family of Metal-Coated Interlayers
Thursday, January 29, 2015
DEPEW, NY… SEFAR® Architecture introduces the new 260/50 series for Vision metal-coated fabric interlayer for glass. This new combination of material thickness and open aperture is ideal for interior glass walls and paneling, as well as facades and second skins.
The addition of 260 microns of material thickness with 50% mesh aperture offers a wider range of options for innovative design in both interior and exterior architectural glass applications, while reducing solar heat gain and glare.
Multiple Layers of Fabric Offer Flexible, Elegant Light Diffusion
Monday, November 10, 2014
DEPEW, NY…SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA® Fabric has completely transformed light canopies at the St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Paired with a new lighting system, the fabric provides an elegant, yet enduring solution for the once-obsolete canopies.
Movable Glass Slats Create Colorful, Modern Facade
Monday, September 29, 2014
DEPEW, NY… SBB Railway’s newly-minted headquarters outside of Wankdorf, Bern, has a striking visual feature — SEFAR® Architecture VISION fabric, laminated between moveable glass louvers. Five different variations of the VISION fabric interlayer absorb and disperse sunlight. The 6,258 individually moveable slats, which cover the 98,318 square-foot façade, allow occupants to open and angle the panels for fresh air and lighting control.
Retractable Fabric Umbrellas Create an All-Weather Event Space
Thursday, May 08, 2014
DEPEW, NY…Tucked into the Austrian-Czech border just north of Vienna sits Weitra Castle, a beautiful venue now able to accommodate outdoor events – rain or shine –thanks to SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA® Fabric.
TENARA Fabric 4T40HF in the form of four 15m x15m all-weather, inverted-style umbrellas gives the castle flexibility and function in its rectangular Renaissance-style courtyard. The umbrellas elegantly open and close – the attached fabric folding and flexing along with them.
Fabric Canopy Offers Aesthetic Consistency and High Performance
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
DEPEW, NY…Efforts to align water and land underpin all aspects of the design of Constance, Germany’s Hotel Riva, from its logo to its architecture. SEFAR® Architecture’s TENARA® Fabric ensures that the hotel remains consistent in its theme — all the way up to its shading canopies.
Modular Ceiling System Filters and Diffuses Light for Multi-Story Space
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
DEPEW, NY…When renovating and building onto an existing library at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX, Sasaki Associates designed a cohesive, elegant interior with help from SEFAR LIGHTFRAME®.
LIGHTFRAME, an illuminated modular fabric ceiling system, provides evenly distributed, beautifully muted light above the multi-story Munday Library and Learning Commons. The result is a modern classroom setting and technology hub for the university – underneath SEFAR LIGHTFRAME®.
Glass Fabric Insert Creates Inviting Workspace for Employees
Friday, January 17, 2014
DEPEW, NY… The Würth Administration Building, on the shores of Lake Constance in Rorschach, Switzerland, features a SEFAR® Architecture Vision fabric interlayer that complements the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Its double skin of glass creates a distinctive aesthetic that alternately reflects and transmits natural light, offering an appealing building exterior and a truly unique workspace for employees.
Illuminated Fabric Ceiling Modules Control Indoor Lighting and Sound Quality
Thursday, December 19, 2013
DEPEW, NY… SEFAR® Architecture announces a partnership with Decoustics, the custom acoustic product division of CertainTeed Ceilings.
Decoustics now includes the LightFrame® illuminated modular fabric ceiling system in its product offerings. SEFAR Architecture LIGHTFRAME is the only fabric ceiling system available that can provide both significant light diffusion and acoustic improvements, while allowing the ceiling to open for access to the plenum.
New Retractable Canopy Offers Unparalleled Strength, Pliability, Style and Comfort
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
DEPEW, NY… Bal Harbour Shops in Miami Beach, FL is superlative in every respect. The prestigious open-air shopping mall has the highest sales per square foot of any shopping center in the world. It features the finest retail establishments in a setting that epitomizes luxury. The latest addition to that setting is a retractable fabric canopy built using SEFAR Architecture® TENARA® Fabric.