Are we closer to colonising Mars?

EPFL scientists have mapped out the steps required to build a self-sustaining research base on Mars that would be habitable for the long term. Their work can help researchers set priorities for space programs...

Textile thinking for new ways of living

What has fungi got to do with architecture? Or what if we could digitally change the colours or patterns of our clothes, instead of buying new ones? The ArcInTexETN project, funded by the EU,...

Inflatable Concrecte Canvas shelters

The Concrete Canvas Shelter is a remarkable inflatable concrete building that lets military and civilian users erect a permanent building in one day, in matters of few hours. The key to the system is a new construction...

Ceiling like in the club – PVC stretch ceilings

Stretch ceilings are currently very popular, thanks to which they dominate the classic suspended ceiling market. For the first time, the market has been enriched with a product that definitely beats the existing solutions....

Tetex ABCs: Basalt fibres

Basalt fiber is a material made from extremely fine fibers of basalt, which is composed of the minerals plagioclase, pyroxene, and olivine. It is similar to fiberglass, having better physicomechanical properties than fiberglass, but being significantly cheaper than carbon fiber. It is used...

Denim insulation is a new hot eco-trend

When you’re finished with your favorite pair of jeans, what do you do with them? If you’re like most people, you give them to a younger family member, donate them to a local charity,...

PVC transparent films – what parameters should they have?

Sako Expo has a wide selection of transparent films made of PVC, characterized by durability, which goes hand in hand with the quality. Films are widely used in industry and agriculture. They are used...

Patented overlays on steel profiles – the only ones on the market

The construction of a textile warehouse is a big investment that should be well thought out and planned. However, if we already know that the appropriate space for storing materials or products is essential...
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...
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