• Textile Architecture 
    Textile Architektur

     

    Author: Sylvie Krüger
    Text in English/German
    Hardcover: 20,5 x 27,5 cm
    208 pages with 200 colour and 150 b/w
    illustrations
    Euro 49.80 sFr 82.50
    ISBN 978-3-86859-017-3

  • An enormous, electronically operated um-
    brella stretches across a courtyard, flexib-
    le panels replace solid walls, an air-filled
    bubble is turned into a performance hall:
    this volume presents promising projects that
    envision a future when textiles are widely
    and innovatively employed as architectural
    elements.
    Though they are frequently reduced to a de-
    corative afterthought in contemporary inte-
    rior design, textiles are extremely versatile,
    with a range of tactile qualities and surpri-
    sing strength, which gives them tremendous
    architectural potential, ranging from simple
    solutions to high-tech applications.
    Presenting projects by prominent architects
    such as Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meu-
    ron, Kengo Kuma and Graft Architects, this
    richly illustrated edition - which serves as
    a resource book as well as a source of ins-
    piration - provides an overview of the wide
    ranging possibilities for the application of
    textiles in building design.