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Architextiles. Architectural Design

  • ID: 4290611
  • Book
  • 136 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Focusing on the intersections between textile and architectural design, this title communicates the full range of possibilities for a multidisciplinary design hybrid.  It examines the generative set of concepts, forms, patterns, materials, processes, technologies and practices that are driving this cross–fertilisation in contemporary urban and architectural design.Architextiles represents a transition stage in the reorientation of spatial design towards a more networked, dynamic, interactive, multifunctional and communicative state.  The paradigms of fashion and textile design, with their unique, accelerated aesthetics and ability to embody a burgeoning, composite and complex range of properties such as lightness, flow, flexibility, surface, complexity and movement have a natural affinity with architecture s shifts towards a more liquid state.  The preoccupation with textiles in architecture challenges traditional perceptions and practices in interior, architectural, urban, landscape and fashion design.  Interweaving new designs and speculative projects for the future,Architextiles brings together architects, designers, engineers, technologists, theorists and material researchers to unravel these new methodologies of fabricating space.  It features interviews with Will Alsop, Dominique Perrault and Lars Spuybroek, as well as contributions from Nigel Coates, Robert Kronenburg, Matilda McQuaid, Dagmar Richter, Peter Testa and Bradley Quinn.  It also encompasses new projects and writings from young and emerging designers and theorists.

Interior Eye The Sumahan on the Water, Istanbul

Building Profile National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Practice Profile Sauerbruch Hutton

Home Run Nuovo Portello, Milan

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Editorial (
Helen Castle).

Introduction: Architecture + Textiles = Architextiles (Mark Garcia).

Prologue for a History and Theory of Architextiles (Mark Garcia).

National Museum of Textile Costume, Doha, Qatar (Kathryn Findlay).

Textiles in Architecture (Bradley Quinn).

The Straw House and Quilted Office, 9 10 Stock Orchard Street, Islington, London (Jeremy Till and Sarah Wigglesworth).

Impending Landscapes of the Architextile City: An Interview with Dominique Perrault (Mark Garcia).

Blood Sense Tower, Deptford, London (Sally Quinn).

′Otherworldliness′: The Pull of Black Velvet, Latex, Tights, Quilts, Tablecloths and Frocks: An Interview with Will Alsop (Mark Garcia).

Extreme Networks (Peter Testa and Devyn Weiser).

Skin/Weave/Pattern (Nigel Coates).

Holon Design Museum, Israel (Ron Arad).

Lister Mills, Bradford (David Morley and Danielle Tinero).

Textile Tectonics: An Interview with Lars Spuybroek (Maria Ludovica Tramontin).

Thomas More Council Estate, London: A re– Fabricated Picturesque Landscape (Charlie de Bono).

The Big Air World: From ′Cotton′ to ′Air′ (Dr VA Watson).

Camouflage as Aesthetic Sustainability (Dagmar Richter).

The Great Veil of the Central Axis (Massimiliano Fuksas).

Parametric Matter (Yusuke Obuchi, Theodore Spyropoulos and Tom Verebes).

The Notion of the Membrane and the Aesthetics of Trans–Textuality (Sonia Sarkissian).

Fabric Architecture and Flexible Design (Robert Kronenburg).

Architextiles: Royal College of Art Departments of Architecture and Textiles (Anne Toomey).

Woven Surface and Form (Tristan Simmonds, Martin Self and Daniel Bosia).

Cutty Sark, Greenwich, London (Christopher Nash).

Nirah, Bedford, UK (Jolyon Brewis).

Tambabox, Tambacounda, Senegal (Iván Juárez and Patricia Meneses).

Tensile Structure Design: An Engineer s Perspective (David Wakefield).

Y–Knots, Mile End and the Lower Lee Valley, East London (Mark Garcia and Jonathan Goslan).

An Embellishment: Purdah (Jane Rendell).

Tectonics and Textiles (Matilda McQuaid).

Textiles for 21st–Century Living (Marie O′Mahony).

Tate in Space (Opher Elia–Shaul and Danielle Tinero).

Bio–Tissue Hotel (Stefanie Surjo).

Interior Eye: The Hotel of Reflections (Howard Watson).

Building Profile: National Waterfront Museum, Swansea (Jeremy Melvin).

Practice Profile: Sauerbruch Hutton (Jayne Merkel).

Home Run: Project Units 2b and 2c, Nuovo Portello, Milan (Valentina Croci)

McLean′s Nuggets (Will McLean).

Site Lines: Fiat Tagliero Service Station (Edward Denison).

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"Architextiles AD was conceived and designed by the RCA′s deputy head of textiles and Architextiles project leader Anne Toomey and Mark Garcia, academic co–ordinator in architecture. With 32 contributors from around the world, Architextiles AD features commissioned essays, design projects and interviews by senior RCA staff." (Design Week, December 2006)

"In a successful mix, the magazine offers topical debates that may inspire textile engineers and designers to greater efforts " (Textile Forum, March 2007)

  The pictures are fabulous and fascinating they grab the interest and imagination I would recommend this publication and the series. (Building Engineer, May 2007)

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