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The Very Fabric of Architecture: textile use in construction

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 25.07.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

Loro Parque open-air aviary on Tenerife

Most people have at one time or another spent the night in a tent and have benefited from the protection provided by its fabric, while at the same time enjoying the sensation of being separated from nature by nothing more than a thin shell. Textile forms of habitation have a long history going back to palaeolithic times and represent an archetypal form of building which has endured to the present day. Textiles are light, easy to convert or dismantle, and they provide protection against wind, ultra-violet rays and rain. (by Susanne Fritz)


read Susanne Fritz’s article on Architonic