Our Journey

In the dynamic world of construction, Tensile was founded in 2010 by Peter Bottero with a clear vision: to explore the potential of tensile architecture and introduce innovative solutions to the industry. What started as a pursuit of high-quality workmanship has grown into a collaborative effort, characterized by a shared commitment to creativity, teamwork, and client satisfaction.

Growth and Collaboration

Over the past decade, Tensile has become known for its contribution to the construction industry, offering comprehensive solutions that elevate standard practices. Our growth from humble beginnings to a robust team of architects, builders, and engineers reflects our collective drive to explore new design and construction frontiers.

We pride ourselves on our unique approach, uniting a diverse range of professionals and skills to deliver exceptional results.

Tailored Solutions

Central to our mission is delivering tailored, forward-thinking, and sustainable solutions in three main areas:


Integrating Safety and Design We specialize in designing protective barriers for the educational, commercial, and infrastructure sectors that ensure safety while complementing the architectural aesthetics. Projects like the Melbourne School of Design and Liverpool Hospital Carpark showcase our commitment to providing comprehensive solutions from concept to completion.

Green Facades

Embracing Sustainability Tensile has been a key player in the green facade movement, integrating sustainability into our projects to create spaces that are both beautiful and environmentally responsible. Our work on notable projects such as One Central Park and Platinum Towers exemplifies our dedication to pushing the boundaries of green infrastructure.

Art and Catenary Lighting

Creative Illumination Our collaboration with artists in projects like Steam Mill Lane and 121 Clarence St reflects our commitment to innovative lighting solutions that enhance both art and architecture, always starting with understanding the project’s intent to provide the most fitting solution.

The Power of Teamwork

At Tensile, collaboration is the foundation of our success. We engage closely with architects, builders, and property owners, embracing diverse perspectives to create meaningful and resonant spaces. We believe that effective communication is key to achieving great outcomes.

Commitment to Excellence

In each project, we apply a philosophy centered on finding the optimal balance between aesthetics and functionality. Our team’s vast experience and knowledge ensure that our structures are not only durable but also enrich the human experience.

Looking Forward

Reflecting on our journey from a single vision to becoming a leader in tensile architecture, we’re excited about the future. We invite you to join us as we continue to explore innovative solutions in protective barriers, green facades, and artful lighting across Australia, New Zealand, and beyond. With Tensile, every project is an opportunity to discover new possibilities.

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