Project Details

Fabric 1

Producer/Manufacturer: Gale Pacific USA Inc.
Primary Use: Main Fabric

Design Name
Patrick Howe

Design Company

Fabrication Company

Installation Company

Please describe the project specifications

The client requested a shade solution for two outdoor common areas in a business park setting. The goal was to provide relief from the sun and to create a more inviting atmosphere for their employees and guests.

We met this need by designing three dynamic shade sails to cover the two areas. In the first area, we created two overlapping sails that utilized 4 attachment points on the building and three posts. For the second area, we designed one large sail with two building attachments and two posts. One of the posts needed to be set further back than the desired shade, so we also used an extension cable to reach the post.

What is unique or complex about the project?

This project was the first time we got to design a sail that would use the new DualShade fabric in an eye-catching and interesting way. The client loved the blue and gold Macaw option from DualShade as the colors matched their own logo very closely. Since design and beauty were as big a concern as functional shade, the DualShade fabric allowed us to design sails that met both needs.

With the overlapping sails in the first area, we chose to alternate the colors for a more interesting look. Since the DualShade has two different colors on the top and bottom, we also chose to place the hems facing down, which created a beautiful border around each edge.

The single sail design for the second area also has a lovely border to it. In addition, we placed one of the building attachment corners much higher than the other three. This created a dramatic look which was further enhanced by DualShade's unique color.

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