Tropical Js

Project Details

Fabric 1

Producer/Manufacturer: SEFAR AG, Architectural Fabrics
Primary Use: Main Fabric

Fabric 2

ISHI ‐ Style 950‐224 (CHALK) / Perrenial
Producer/Manufacturer: OTHER
Primary Use: Secondary Fabric

Engineer Name 1
Ian Robertson, PhD

Engineer Company 1
Ian Robertson, PhD

Design Name
Adam Goldstein

Design Company
Studio Collective

Architect Name
Gary Houston

Architect Company

Fabrication Name
Tropical J

Fabrication Company
Tropical J

Subcontractor Name

Subcontractor Company

Graphics Name

Graphics Company

Project Manager Name
Viking Construction

Project Manager Company
Viking Construction

Installation Name
Four Seasons Resort Maui

Installation Company
Tropical J

Please describe the project specifications

Part of a much larger and involved multi-year project, this is a 32ft x 8ft four-bay luxury cabana made with a structural aluminum, teak-clad, frame. Topped with a tilted flat steel stitch frame with Sefar architectural fabric. Further tracked roller curtains made with Perennial fabrics and wood-grained coated aluminum slats finished our portion of the project.

What is unique or complex about the project?

This project came out of nowhere after 10yrs of negotiating on a much larger retractable structure that was ultimately rejected by the building department. We took the project as it appeared simple and decided it could be easily solved with a four-bay Corradi Kubo retractable free-standing canopy. However, in meetings with ownership and their interior designer it quickly became much more than "easily solved". During the entire process we coordinated with Corradi. All metal was digitally cut in their factory to our specs. Some elements were powder coated in Texas; others finished at our factory. After installing the basic framework with an integrated gutter system, the entire frame was clad in ¾” reclaimed teak. After the cladding we installed a wood grained roof slat system, over which the Sefar fabric panel, wood-grained side slats and Perennial fabric curtains. This one-of-a-kind structure was an immediate hit with hotel guests and staff alike.

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