Espacio La Nube: Development of the constructive technique on pneumatic structures

International projects to receive awards in the ‘Textile Structures for New Building’ competition

Techtextil competition for students honours air-inflated halls, tents for refugees, concrete textile and smart façade elements  Whether textile reinforced concrete, fabric for lightweight structures or functional textiles: Techtextil (09 to 12 May 2017), the leading...
transparent bubble tent

Bubble Tent Can Be Setup Anywhere – Great for Stargazing

Transparent outdoor shelter for 1000$ The Bubble Tent is essentially a transparent outdoor shelter, rugged enough for any season, and perfect for stargazing on a clear night's sky. It's made from strong, water-proof and fire-retardant...
Aramid Fiber Fabrics

New Aramid Fiber Fabrics for Protection from Airborne Volcanic Fragments

Teijin Limited announced today that it has developed two new fabrics of Twaron and Technora para-aramid fibers to protect facilities such as lodges and evacuation shelters from airborne volcanic fragments measuring as much as...

The Ultimate in Architectural Accessories – Shape-Shifting Sunshades

These Shape-Shifting Sunshades React To SunlightWhilst the design may be eye-catching, these twin office buildings in Abu Dhabi are actually fitted with stunning shape-shifting sunshades. Built in 2012 the original construction of the 145...
Clamshell tent

Tent you open like a Clamshell

Mollusc dome tent flips open to function as a scenic sunshade Intended as a versatile, all-day shelter for the wilderness, festival or even backyard, the Mollusc tent features a unique, nature-inspired flip-top construction. The dome...
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Giant maze in Belgium

The final touches are added to a 600 sq metre maze of over 80,000 balloons on Friday in Mol - a construction which its creators say is the biggest of its kind. It took...
Yaroof

Have you seen it yet? Sculpture on Dubai beach inspired by traditional fishing nets

Multidisciplinary designer Aljoud Lootah created an otherworldly installation for this year's Dubai Design Week that is inspired by the area's fishing heritage.The octagonal roof and walls of the eye-catching "Yaroof" installation are made from...

Sioen focus on technical textiles for tensile applications

At the Saudi Build fair in October, Sioen will showcase its vast range of technical textiles with special focus on tensile architecture applications.Sioen will present fabrics for tensile architecture divided into four distinct ranges...

Eden Project is being developed in China

Grimshaw Architects, the London-based firm who created the first Eden Project in Cornwall, have just signed up to build a second version of the giant geodesic domes in China. Although the Eden project design...

SylvanSport’s ultra-versatile camping

SylvanSport offers outdoor enthusiasts some of the lightest, most versatile trailers in the business. Now it's teaming up with Goal Zero to bring solar power to its flagship gear-hauling, overnighting GO trailer. The trailer...
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