Textile Architecture: How to Dress Buildings Up

Elisabeth Jacobsen Heimdal

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    Textiles can be used as building skins, adding new aesthetic and functional qualities to architecture. Just like we as humans can put on a coat, buildings can also get dressed. Depending on our mood, or on the weather, we can change coat, and so can the building. But the idea of using textiles to create human habitation is not new. As Diether S. Hope phrases it, referring to tents: The history of development of humanity would be barely conceivable without free spanning textile membrane structures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2010
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • flexible materials
    • built environment
    • textiles
    • architecture


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