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Coverings house Voorschoten

Buitink Technology performed the engineering, production and assembly of 2 coverings for a private house in Voorschoten (Holland). The largest canopy covers a terrace of the house, the smaller one the entrance.

The membrane is tensed between the wall and a beam construction. Rolled profiles are placed between the wall and the beams to support the cloth.

Project data

Material: 702S van Serge Ferrari
Architect: USE Architects, Utrecht
Client: Family Portheine, Voorschoten
Main contractor: Robas Bouw BV
Tensed membranes:           
Buitink Technology
Year of implementation: 2016

Engineering canopies

Engineering luifels

3D model: large canopy covering a terras

Engineering luifels 2

3D model: smaller canopy covering the entrance (wave shaped)

Force calculations

Reaction forces are calculated for the larger covering. The simulation model first calculates the default weight and tension of the cloth. Subsequently various forces are applied in the model:

  • snowfall
  • wind
  • combined forces


Krachtenberekeningen sneeuwbelasting

Figure: snow load, modeled in zones

Sneewbelasting, gemodelleerd in zones

Figure: Reaction forces due to combined load of weight, tension and snow


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