Design and creation of architectural envelopes

Lightness, technology, innovation. The architectures we build are spaces for today’s life that stem from the contemporary way of  building. Knowledge of materials, the ability to combine them and invention yielded by technology provide our architectures with an unmistakable sign that characterize also the profile of our clients. Tensoforma defines its identity within the dialogue between designer and company, working in synergy and interpreting the needs of both parties. 


Tensoforma is the company leader in the engineering, project management, manufacturing and installation of architectural envelopes.

Following the evolution of architectural research, the company begins to have success in the early 80s with the design of custom made and tailored tensile structures, especially membrane structures.

Starting from light structures related to the philosophy of natural forms, Tensoforma specializes into structural systems based on the use of technical textiles, able to compose building envelopes (textile façades and sun shading systems) that guarantee high mechanical performance, thermal and energy.

In this context, arises the Texo® system, a patent by the company, which allows an extremely versatile use of the panel and suggests an experimental use, that goes from the search for the most effective shape to the selection of the most suitable material, until the maximization of its efficiency.

Texo® can be found in the achievements of the greatest exponents of contemporary architecture in the world.

Tensoforma è un’azienda leader nella progettazione e realizzazione di involucri architettonici.

In linea con l’evoluzione della ricerca architettonica, l’azienda si impone nei primi anni ’80 con la progettazione di tensostrutture, soprattutto a membrana, su misura e per realizzazioni specifiche.

Dalle strutture leggere legate alla filosofia delle forme naturali, Tensoforma approda ai sistemi strutturali basati sull’utilizzo dei tessili tecnici, in grado di comporre involucri edilizi (facciate tessili e sistemi di schermatura solare) che garantiscono elevate prestazioni meccaniche, termiche ed energetiche.

In quest’ottica nasce Il sistema Texo®, un brevetto dall’azienda, che consente un utilizzo del pannello estremamente versatile e ne suggerisce un uso sperimentale, che va dalla ricerca della forma più efficace alla selezione del materiale più adatto, fino alla massimizzazione della sua efficienza.

Texo® ha trovato riscontro nelle realizzazioni dei più grandi esponenti dell’architettura contemporanea, in ogni parte del mondo.

TEXO®, a prestressed textile panel, is a structural system patented by Tensoforma based on the use of a specific aluminium extruded profile frame and a silicon elastomer positioned between the aluminium extruded profile frame and a textile membrane. 

It represents an innovative, versatile and highly performance envelope system that can be used for new constructions and for refurbishing buildings.
TEXO® panels are included in a system of uprights and cross-beams and the restraint is ensured by a series of suspension hooks. The façade system is in turn connected with the building by means of brackets. Continue…