Architexture: textiles go constructional

Architexture: textiles go constructional

Its roots may lie in transient structures, but contemporary textile architecture, with all its creative, functional and ecological possibilities, is definitely here to stay. Read
The Materialists: strasserthun

The Materialists: strasserthun

Stick a pin in the middle map of Switzerland and the chances are you've landed near Thun, a small town that's home to a big player in terms of materials know-how. Long-established, high-end carpenters and fitters strasserthun invite architects, planners, designers and end-clients to visit them on their home turf at their game-changing new Punkt6 showroom.
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Noises Off: Das Kranzbach's unique retreat experience

Noises Off: Das Kranzbach's unique retreat experience

When young English aristocrat Lady Mary Isabel Portman commissioned an Arts-and-Crafts-style mountain hideaway near Garmisch-Partenkirchen on the eve of the First World War, little did she know that it would, a century later, become a one-off, design-led hotel destination.
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Textile Facades: State of the art at Techtextil 2015

Textile Facades: State of the art at Techtextil 2015

Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, will open its doors in Frankfurt, Germany, from 4 to 7 May 2015. Besides countless other applications of these products in the context of industrial manufacturing processes, applications for architectural use are only one aspect – but an obviously very attractive one. Some exhibitors’ exemplary reference projects already indicate the sector's enormous range and capability. And it’s in the nature of things that, when it comes to textile architecture, it’s almost invariably a matter of highly customised solutions – sometimes the material itself, but always its specific application. Here at least, architects and manufacturers sing from the same hymn sheet, so to speak.
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Working It, Living It: Arper's new 'soft-tech' furniture

Working It, Living It: Arper's new 'soft-tech' furniture

Premium Italian design brand Arper has made it its job to look at our jobs – the ongoing changes in the where and the how we work – responding with a collection of high-performance furniture designs that don't slack off in the aesthetics department.
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