Hypars

HYPARS are structural shapes curved in two directions as Hyperbolic Parabola. They form part of a family of single layer shell structures (or double curved lattices) that cover long spans with a light-weight structural network, acting in tension or compression. The closely spaced tubes directly support cladding without the need for intermediate or secondary trusses. This results in a visually appealing roof profile, a very shallow roof depth & lower cost due to reduced material mass. Hypar roofs can be designed & built to any elevation or plan geometry and multiple structures can be combined to achieve a ribbon-like appearance. The edges of each Hypar are restrained & foundations are designed to resist thrust & overturning movement under all service conditions. Hypars also provide the aesthetics of tensile fabric structures, but with the added structural integrity needed in regions subject to hurricane or snow loads.

Hypars
Hypars