Architextiles is a multidisciplinary project combining architecture, textiles and material science, with the aim to develop a self-sustaining, light-weight and interactive shelter for rapid deployment in extreme climate situations. By rethinking conventional textile manufacturing methods and combining them with intelligent and reactive materials, new concepts for temporary housing are being developed.
The project focuses on three fields of fabrication: fibres and yarns, textile structures and 3D modelling, in order to create temporary structures that are self-supporting, water-proof and easy to assemble.
Architextiles is a a joint research project by University of Technology Sydney, CSIRO (Future Manufacturing Flagship, Materials Science and Engineering Geelong, Victoria), and Design Research Lab, Berlin University of Arts, and is funded by ATN-DAAD.
Woven structure with conductive elements