Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.02.2019 - Tagged as: Techtextil
From 14 to 17 May 2019 international exhibitors will present a comprehensive overview of the spectrum of technical textiles and textile building materials at TECHTEXTIL, which takes place every two years in Frankfurt.
After 37 years in the elements, the 2,600-square-metre membrane roof of the “Nature Stage” in Elspe was replaced. The owner wanted to freshen up the colour; technically, the old roof was in excellent condition. Photos: Koch Membranen
From 9 to 12 May 2017, TECHTEXTIL in Frankfurt am Main will provide an overview of the current state of textile architecture as well as future developments in the field. (text by Ulrich Büttner )
Building with textiles today means much more than stretching huge spans across building exteriors, and it is among the textile sectors that foresee significant growth. In many points, the characteristics and functions of high-tech textiles clearly and impressively outstrip those of traditional materials. Intensive research and development has brought great progress in all areas of technical application for textile solutions and concepts. Yet many innovative solutions go virtually unnoticed, as they do their work largely hidden from view. (text by Ulrich Büttner )
In the “Textiled Spaces” exhibition at Techtextil, Architonic shows selected photographs by the Paris-based artist Deidi von Schaewen.
Pictures by the renowned architectural photographer have in recent decades decisively shaped our view of buildings by star contemporary architects such as Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, and Jean Nouvel. In addition to documenting iconic buildings, her work for diverse magazines (The World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, Vogue, Elle Decoration) and publishing houses (including Taschen and Flammarion) has explored traditional forms of construction in Africa and Asia. (by Sophie Loschert)
Daylight for Salzburg’s main station. Only with transparent films could the construction be realised in the projected shape and with the planned efficiency; photo: CENO Membrane Technology
From 4 to 7 May 2015, Techtextil in Frankfurt will once again be throwing open its doors. The international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens will be showing all the relevant applications for these products – not only within the framework of industrial-manufacturing processes. If one looks at the possible applications of fabrics and films in architecture, then, besides classical facade and roof constructions, it is their use in connection with artificial or natural light in particular that is of increasing interest.
ETFE films have successfully established themselves as an alternative to glass, especially in outdoor areas, while indoors textiles from a variety of materials help to create different lighting moods. A few projects already document the wide range of uses of these products, whose respective modes of action architects take into careful consideration and which are implemented individually in close cooperation with manufacturers or processors. Textile solutions now make sense in not just very large projects. (by Ulrich Büttner)
The Konya Torku Arena offers more than 42,000 spectators covered seating. The roof and wall surfaces form a uniform shell of green and white triangles
Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany, is the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and non-wovens. The complex industry, with its countless products for industrial-manufacturing processes, will once again be taking the stage from 4 to 7 May 2015, offering architects the best chance to learn about the application of high-tech textiles in building construction. Roofs are the classic area of application.
Particularly large coverings demonstrate the range offered by the manufacturers and processors of these textiles. Besides numerous design advantages, textile construction also offers a huge amount of individuality. Textile components are always custom-made – which is what makes them so interesting for architects. Goal-oriented collaboration with the respective companies also guarantees the best possible results. (by Ulrich Büttner)
During the day, its textile facade transforms the Fritz Lipmann Institute in Jena into a white cube, which then begins to shine gently as twilight falls; photo: Verseidag Indutex GmbH
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. (by Ulrich Büttner)