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We're an architecture firm focusing on tensile architecture and design
Service from start to finish - and beyond

The Nomad Concept focuses on lightweight, extremely durable and easy-to-maintain technically complex structures

As a full-service firm, The Nomad Concept is present on projects from start to finish and beyond, ensuring that the ideas conceived in the beginning with clients are manifest at the end. We achieve this through close collaboration with all members of the project team, including consultants, contractors, material suppliers and artisans.

The Nomad Concept helps clients and advises colleague-architects in realising a tensile project in each phase: optimising design and form, engineering and analysis, patterning, detailing, manufacturing, mounting and maintenance.

The Nomad Concept - 't Schaliënhuis_installation

Design Approach

Designing tensile architecture is all about understanding the beauty of optimised forms in nature. This process of designing is called ‘form finding’.

Engineering

We engineer and analyse buildings in textile,  with custom in-home computer programs that we developed during more than 25 years.

Project Management

The project manager is key in the success of an installation because each element and detail of the structure is vital and essential. We work closely with all members of the project team, including consultants, contractors, material suppliers and artisans.

From Architectural Design to your realised Masterpiece

It is of utmost importance that the shape of the roof is correct from the beginning as membranes are considered ‘form active structures’: the shape and form define the forces and vice versa. The Nomad Concept helps to define and to calculate the form. Once the desired form is calculated and drawn, external loads such as snow and wind are applied and analysed. Next step is making cutting patterns for the textile, defining details and materials for the anchors, the masts, the cables… Everything is designed and made to the last millimetre. Finally the installation of such a project asks quite some craftsmanship as well.

Full-service is key to a membrane project.

The Nomad Concept - project Fort 4 ('keystone' of a textile cupola)
© The Nomad Concept - Sail Sculpture above the courtyard of a former fortress in Mortsel (near Antwerp), Fort 4, Belgium. Photograph during the installation process. The project manager and installation teams work closely together: Fort 4 'keystone'.
The Nomad Concept - Tongeren Julianus installation
© The Nomad Concept - Sail Sculpture above the courtyard of a former monastery in Tongeren, Julianus, Belgium. Photograph during the installation process. All the assembling elements are labelled and documented by the project manager
The Nomad Concept - Tongeren Julianus installation
© The Nomad Concept - Sail Sculpture above the courtyard of a former monastery in Tongeren, Julianus, Belgium. Photograph during the installation process. The project manager and installation teams work closely together.

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The Nomad Concept is a Belgium-based studio practice focused on tensile and lightweight architecture. From our inception in 2000, we have delivered exceptional private, corporate and public projects.
As a full-service firm, The Nomad Concept is present on projects from start to finish, ensuring that the ideas conceived in the beginning with clients are manifest at the end. .

Sail Sculpture Private Villa France
The Nomad Concept - sail above roof terrace Willemstad (Curaçao)
Tongeren Julianus Courtyard


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2870 Puurs-Sint-Amands
Belgium


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