MakMax, Australia’s leader in tensile membrane design, believes that textile architecture is the way of the future, so the company has recently expanded its range to include textile facades.
A facade should never be faceless, flat or faded. The face of a building should make a statement – a bold, inspiring, expressive one at that. MakMax textile facades create interesting shapes, colours and textures, all with the added functionality of all-climate weather protection or simple solar control. Used as a modular vertical facade or to create more organic shapes through thoughtful design applications, a MakMax textile facade can transform a building’s facade into an architectural feature or design icon.
MakMax’s innovative facade products make use of Profil TS technology, a lightweight aluminium extrusion that allows for installation directly onto the building exterior, giving additional design flexibility while still reducing solar gain and, in the process, energy costs. Not only for use in new building design, smart applications including facade refurbishments make an old building look not only new, but interesting.
MakMax’s attraction to the inventive Profil TS system is the fact that it minimizes engineering, patterning and fabrication processes. Traditional tensile membrane structures reduce the amount of supporting structural elements such as structural steel and concrete; the addition of Profil TS to the MakMax range continues the tensile membrane industry’s sustainability push, shrinking a building’s carbon footprint by reducing its use of materials.
MakMax is Australia’s leading company for tensile membrane design, fabrication and installation. With over 24 years in the tensile membrane industry, the MakMax product range covers architectural membranes, car parks and umbrellas as well as textile facades and textile interiors – a range that constantly expands as MakMax discovers new innovations in tensile membrane technology, all designed by an in-house engineering and design team.
With so much experience in the industry and a proven track record for turning projects into famous architectural icons, you can safely trust MakMax’s convictions on the growing role of architectural textile facades. Whether it’s a streetscape feature or the next Olympic stadium, if you can imagine it, MakMax can create it.
Recent projects include the Green Void interior structure displayed at Sydney’s Customs House, an upgrade of Movie World on the Gold Coast and Mumbai Airport international and domestic terminal expansion.