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Textile Architecture - about sound absorbing facades and textiles in urban landscapes
What is textile architecture and what could it be? In the research project “Urban Materiality – Towards New Collaborations in Textile and Architectural Design”, two architects and a textile designer have collaborated to improve the acoustic qualities in urban environments. Textile modules have been designed to dampen unwanted noise and are applied outdoors – interior and exterior have changed place. The modules are intended to be placed on facades, temporarily or permanently to “patch” a facade. Today, building facades are often designed to be perfect and facade materials are replaced prematurely. Instead, the “imperfect” and unexpected come in here as textile disturbances in the urban landscape to change views of facade materials and to show sustainable alternatives.

Kristina Fridh, architect, PhD and researcher, Professor of Interior Architecture, Konstfack (University of Arts, Crafts and Design); Margareta Zetterblom, textile designer, PhD and researcher, Senior Lecturer, The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås; and Paula Femenías, architect, PhD and researcher, Professor, Building Design, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, will present their research paper "Textile Architecture - about sound absorbing facades and textiles in urban landscapes" during this webinar. There will be time for a Q&A at the end, so please join us to share your thoughts and reflections too.

This series of webinars is made possible by the generous support of Kulturförvaltningen Stockholm Stad.

Apr 13, 2021 06:00 PM in Stockholm

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