On a fine, sunny autumn day here in Portland we recently upgraded an existing residential installation. The new canopy utilizes a high quality rain fabric which will add value to the house for over 20 years. The previously installed posts and attachment points on the house informed the redesigned tensile structure, and we were able to use new modeling and construction methods to improved overall 3D shaping. The vibrant yellow fabric provides a bold uplifting feeling, while maintaining an appropriate aesthetic to accent the house and the backyards natural greenery.
When the new owners purchased the home with the canopy as shown below, they loved the utility and visual impact of the original tensile structure. The older fabric was in good shape and had a great nearly 10 year run only showing minimal signs of wear. The new owners decided though that they'd like a fresh and new look and decide to upgrade their outdoor canopy. They choose a dramatic yellow (as shown above) which recognizably brightens and uplifts the backyard patio space.