"This woven polymer material has an extremely high tensile strength – we could theoretically hang the cars from the garage scrim."

– David Hincher

12.1 Tensile Fabric Envelope

How can we improve the aesthetics and ventilation of a parking garage while also minimizing light pollution?

Each side of the parking garage's envelope is composed of multiple fabric panels like this one, set up outside of our studio in order to test its effectiveness against western, overcast lighting.

The design team printed a 1:1 scale fabrication of multiple fabric panels in order to see how visible the seam between each panel would be.