Where the tent is no longer a gimmick

Transport terminals and stadiums provide the settings for almost every historically significant tensile structure you care to name, and now are the only building types where fabric is a truly established part of the architectural vocabulary. Dan Fox asks why it is these two sectors that brought the big tents ...

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