MakMax Australia , who specialise in tensile membrane design, have recently expanded their product range to include textile facades.

A facade should never be faceless, flat or faded. The face of a building should make a statement – a bold, inspiring, expressive one at that. MakMax textile facades create interesting shapes, colours and textures, all with the added functionality of all-climate weather protection or simple solar control.

Used as a modular vertical facade or to create more organic shapes through thoughtful design applications, a MakMax textile facade can transform a building’s facade into an architectural feature or design icon.

MakMax’s innovative facade products make use of Profil TS technology, a lightweight aluminium extrusion that allows for installation directly onto the building exterior, giving additional design flexibility while still reducing solar gain and in the process energy costs.

Not only for use in new building design, smart applications including facade refurbishments make an old building look not only new, but interesting.

MakMax’s attraction to the inventive Profil TS system is the fact that it minimises engineering, patterning and fabrication processes.

Traditional tensile membrane structures reduce the amount of supporting structural elements such as structural steel and concrete; the addition of Profil TS to the MakMax range continues the tensile membrane industry’s sustainability push, shrinking a building’s carbon footprint by reducing its use of materials.

The MakMax product range covers architectural membranes, car parks and umbrellas as well as textile facades and textile interiors – a range that constantly expands as MakMax discover new innovations in tensile membrane technology, all designed by an in-house engineering and design team.

MakMax’ recent projects include the Green Void interior structure displayed at Sydney’s Customs House, an upgrade of Movie World on the Gold Coast and Mumbai Airport international and domestic terminal expansion.