In September 2017, a new suspended cycle bridge was inaugurated in Luxembourg City. The cycle path is suspended underneath the famous Pont Adolphe which too only recently reopened after 3 years of renovations – as long as it took to build the bridge in the early 1900s. The new suspension bridge is also open to pedestrians. […]
A long time in coming has been a relaunch of the Tensile Cables website under our new brand identity including stylish new layout and added functionality. Now it’s possible to request a quote with selected product directly from our website for even quicker turnaround time on order processing. How does it work? Simply select the […]
The Zeitz MOCAA (‘Zights Mocka’) or the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art is an impressive refurbishment of a 1920s grain silo now transformed into a gallery filled with African art by British architect Thomas Heatherwick. Towering over the V&A Waterfront, most pieces form part of Puma’s former CEO Jochen Zeitz’s personal collection, and the […]
The project at House Bakoven was initiated by Indigo Architects who were looking for an elegant solution to finishing off the roof space. This was without having to use cumbersome beams or cover the roof in with a low ceiling in the living room and kitchen space of an opulent and immaculately finished home in […]
Tensile Cables supplied the cables to a wine display shelving system at KWV’s Sensorium, a unique pairing of art gallery and wine tasting under one roof. At the centre of the gallery space is a glass-encased wine display. The cable shelving allows the wine to be viewed through the glass from all around, as there […]
Rod systems are a logical inclusion in Tensile Cables’s service offerings. They can be a cost effective, efficient solution in projects under strict deadlines. Load requirements can be quickly and effectively measured for exact lengths required reducing design and manufacture time.
Tower House is a nest in the tree tops, a family vacation home used predominantly in the winter months. Gluck+, the architects on the project wanted to capitalise on view above the treeline and design a house that not only admired its surroundings, but was also a soft footprint on it.
African Landscape Design with Otten & Partners Architects collaborated on the refurbishment of House Schotte and the result was an elegant home in Tamboerskloof with the most beautiful top quality finishes. An outdoor living area looks from the porch to an elevated pool and its landscaped surrounds.
Taking the Atlantic Seaboard and now the Mother City by storm is the property developer Blok. In a world where it’s now the norm for residential spaces to be in an urban setting, Blok isn’t trying to be something they’re not. In fact, they’re embracing the urbanisation of the residential space making their developments
A brand new Seattle Coffee Company store has opened in Regent Road in Sea Point, Cape Town and Tensile Cables supplied the cable trellises for their all new outdoor area. Over four years ago, Craft of Architecture (COA) took on the task of introducing a new look to the Seattle stores.
At a residence in Noordhoek, Tensile Cables supplied the cables for a roof truss for a wet room, including an enclosed heated swimming pool, a steam room and bathrooms. Contractor and project manager Nevil Walter, designed the pool room with transparent roof sheeting, and a hollow triangular section supporting it.
Congratulations to Mike Louw, Senior Lecturer, and the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town for their project feature in the 21st Digest of South African Architecture. The article features their 2016 Water Platform, for which Tensile Cables was a Project Partner.
Tensile Cables and Scotchworx Carpentry collaborated on a beautiful and unique installation at the new apartments The Lofts in Tokai, Cape Town. The client, Michael Anderson of O La La Interiors was renovating the 70m2 studio loft apartment, and wanted a more elegant solution for the staircase and landing balustrades which overpowered the space.
As some of you may know, Tensile Cables’s sister company Tension Structures has been an influential player in the tensile fabric structure industry in Southern Africa and internationally since 1993, with Ken Price at the helm holding over 40 years of structural engineering experience. While Tensile Cables and Tension Structures have always worked alongside one another, and together completed many successful projects
In a tranquil contemporary garden, a full scale wall trellis turns what would have been a blank white wall into the perfect finishing touch to an enclosed courtyard. The trellis is made up of Marine Grade 316 stainless steel cables tensioned to L-shaped end brackets and fixed with Tensile Cables’ custom designed trellis clamps.
This structural feature fulfills multiple functions on the way to Zhangjiakou, where all major events for the 2022 Winter Olympics will be taking place in Beijing. It was designed by Penda, and will be built in collaboration with Arup engineering. Structurally, it connects the two banks of the Gui River with a 452 meter long bridge deck suspended by steel cables from 6 sloping rings cross connected in such a way as to maximise strength through lateral resistance.
The beautiful Baviaanskloof Estate is not only nestled against the mountain but boasts 180 degree views into the Hout Bay valley and out over the bay. Clear View Balustrades requested Tensile Cables supply stainless steel cables to finish three balustrades in a new home on the estate. The main living area and kitchen open onto a full length patio stepping down to a pool.
After the project’s inception in 2008, the 17,701 m2 Klein Welgemeend Estate was opened for development in 2013 and now boasts 10 modern townhouses and 11 stands beautifully blended into the natural landscape of the Lakeside mountainside.
In Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay, Cape Town an estimated 9464 households (as surveyed by the Solid Waste Department of the City of Cape Town in May 2011) make use of shared toilets and taps – this means that the service ratio in the settlement is 61.1 households per toilet and a staggering 394.3 households per tap. As part of a continuing effort to engage with this issue,