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.
Designing tensile architecture is all about understanding the beauty of optimised forms in nature. This process of designing is called ‘form finding’.
We engineer and analyse buildings in textile, with custom in-home computer programs that we developed during more than 25 years.
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.
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 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. .
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