A new reality

Despite the temporary closure of our office, workshop and construction sites since mid-March there has been significant activity at Sollertia. Workshop Long before Covid was declared we had ordered a major piece of equipment as part of our efforts to improve the efficiency of our workshop. Delivery was scheduled for April, which meant we had…  »

Tensile fabric architecture in Montreal

Winter is here, earlier than expected! Time for me to write about tensile fabric architecture here in Montreal as promised in my last blog post. The projects mentioned are exterior structures. Obviously, I was not talking about these “abris tempos” which pop up every winter : I think it goes without saying, that the most…  »

Canada Place, Vancouver

What is textile architecture?

When I introduce myself, I try to explain briefly what we do at Sollertia: textile architecture. And then the explanation tends to get much longer than expected. Why? Do you know what textile architecture is? In textile architecture, your material is a flexible and efficient composite membrane. Depending on the intended use of the structure…  »