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What is a Fabriq Pavilion?
- a free standing structure whose architecture is designed to be an object of beauty, pleasure and relaxation.
- a tensile structure which is typically characterized by a tensioning of a fabric membrane to create a lightweight shelter
- a permanent structure constructed of Tenara fabric (15 year guaranteed lifespan), polished steel, glass and wood
- an accessory structure, incidental, detached, and subordinate to the principal building on the property that requires a permit
- an architectural showpiece which adds a sculptural aesthetic to the property
- a sculptural, livable work of art that lends itself to a myriad of uses for commercial, residential and corporate property owners
- a real property investment that will increase in value over time
What are the benefits of a fabric roof?
- fabric roof provides a tent like quality, placing inhabitants in close proximity to nature
- the high degree of light transmission provides shade without making the space gloomy.
- while the Tenara Fabric lets in 19% of the light, the rest is reflected, keeping the interior cool even in hot weather
- both the interior and exterior of the fabric are self cleaning and easy to maintain.
- at night, dramatic lighting can turn a structure into a work of art and a signature architectural landmark.
- spectacular effects can be achieved with lights of changing colors and patterns.
- SEFAR® Architecture TENARA® Fabric is part of an environmentally responsible approach to architecture.
- TENARA® fabric is extremely durable and will not degrade during its long service life. It is free from odor and chemically inert.
Can Fabriq fare well in severe weather conditions?
- FABRIQ Paviion can be heated and cooled
- permanent fabric roofs used for the Denver Airport which experiences extremely cold weather
- the world’s largest permanent fabric roof exists at the Hajj Aiirport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia which experiences extreme heat.
- wind loading capabilities range from 85 mph to 150 mph (which requires upgraded roof arch).
What are some of FABRIQ’s design features?
- the fabric roof is comprised of Tenara Fabric presently used for the Wimbledon’s Tennis Centre Court retractable roof
- two triangular side window walls with frameless windows made operable via center pivoted stainless steel spider fittings
- 16’ ceramic fritted cathedral window in the back of the structure provides protection from heat and view
- architectural grade Douglas fir glu lam support beam that spans the width and height of the structure
- curved glass entry with a center door and two floor to ceiling pivot panels
- Fabriq’s two side window walls and curved glass entry provide a 180 degree view through the front of the structure
What is the acquisition, permitting and Installation Process?
- initial meeting and property inspection, discuss decking, amenities
- virtual renderings will assist visualizing completed design
- architect retained, creates site and construction documents
- apply for permit
- permit obtained, order is placed to suppliers, manufacturers
- schedule 3 week installation
- final inspection/owner approval
- 9 month or more process depending on permitting process