Part 5. Project 3. Research Point – Sackler Gallery etc

For this exercise I am to go online and read more about the Sackler Gallery extension. I am then to find more examples of architectural use of textiles.

Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid
Frearson, A. (2019). Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid. [online] Dezeen. Available at: https://www.dezeen.com/2013/09/25/serpentine-sackler-gallery-by-zaha-hadid/ [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

I learnt that the design of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery extension was inspired by the summer installation pictured below.

Lilas by Zaha Hadid Architects
Static.dezeen.com. (2019). [online] Available at: https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2007/07/zha_lillas-for-serpentine-_-luke-hayes_07.jpg [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

This temporary tensile fabric installation, ‘LILAS’ by Lila Hadid Architects, comprises of three parasols and was created for the Serpentine Gallery’s Summer Party located in Kensington Gardens.

I was interested to start my exploration into examples of fabric in architecture as with the exception of the Millenium Dome, I was a little stumped for examples off the top of my own head.

I encountered examples of textiles as sculpture such as this ‘Tubaloon’ textile sculpture by Snohetta for the Kongsberg Jazz Festival in Norway.

The Very Fabric of Architecture: textile use in construction | News
Architonic. (2019). The Very Fabric of Architecture: textile use in construction. [online] Available at: https://www.architonic.com/en/story/susanne-fritz-the-very-fabric-of-architecture-textile-use-in-construction/7000625 [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

The skeleton of this sculpture in covered in white, PVC-coated PVC-PES polyester membrane. This textile was selected for its hardwearing properties as the structure is set up and dismantled on an annual basis.

The Very Fabric of Architecture: textile use in construction | News
Architonic. (2019). The Very Fabric of Architecture: textile use in construction. [online] Available at: https://www.architonic.com/en/story/susanne-fritz-the-very-fabric-of-architecture-textile-use-in-construction/7000625 [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

This Venezuelan pavilion by architect Fruto Vivas is also coated in a PVC-coated PVC-PES polyester membrane. A protective film gives this material anti-adhesive qualities which according to http://www.architonic.com makes the material far easier to clean and gives it a life of approximately 20 years.

The Very Fabric of Architecture: textile use in construction | News
Image.architonic.com. (2019). [online] Available at: https://image.architonic.com/imgTre/07_11/textil-carlstahl-shanghaiexpo2.jpg [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

This image is of a large net which is covering the Swiss pavilion at EXPO Shanghai 2010. This net has been fitted with 11000 cells which generate electricity through solar power.

Textile architecture creates Hybrid Tower 1
MaterialDistrict. (2019). Textile architecture creates Hybrid Tower – MaterialDistrict. [online] Available at: https://materialdistrict.com/article/textile-architecture-hybrid-tower/ [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

 The Hybrid Tower (above) was exhibited for three months in Guimaraes as part of the Contextile festival in 2016. Nine metres high, these pre-stressed panels were light enough to be carried by only 6 people. The tower was made from bent rods and a custom CNC knit developed by the team responsible for the experimental project.

Sattler-global.com. (2019). [online] Available at: https://www.sattler-global.com/ta-site-static_files/images/content/Manaus-Ref1a.jpg [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

The Arena da Amazonia in Brazil is made of a steel structure with over 200 exterior panels made from glass and PTFE. The outer surface is approximately 35,000 metres square, but, due to the way it was constructed over 55,000 square metres of the fibre/fabric had to be processed.

Serpentine Galleries. (2019). Visit. [online] Available at: https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/visit [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

Frearson, A. (2019). Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid. [online] Dezeen. Available at: https://www.dezeen.com/2013/09/25/serpentine-sackler-gallery-by-zaha-hadid/ [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

Static.dezeen.com. (2019). [online] Available at: https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2007/07/zha_lillas-for-serpentine-_-luke-hayes_07.jpg [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

Architonic. (2019). The Very Fabric of Architecture: textile use in construction. [online] Available at: https://www.architonic.com/en/story/susanne-fritz-the-very-fabric-of-architecture-textile-use-in-construction/7000625 [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

Image.architonic.com. (2019). [online] Available at: https://image.architonic.com/imgTre/07_11/textil-carlstahl-shanghaiexpo2.jpg [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

Mdt-tex.com. (2019). Textile Architecture | MDT-tex. [online] Available at: https://www.mdt-tex.com/en/textile-architecture/textile-architecture [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

MaterialDistrict. (2019). Textile architecture creates Hybrid Tower – MaterialDistrict. [online] Available at: https://materialdistrict.com/article/textile-architecture-hybrid-tower/ [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

Sattler-global.com. (2019). [online] Available at: https://www.sattler-global.com/ta-site-static_files/images/content/Manaus-Ref1a.jpg [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

Sattler-global.com. (2019). Fabric-Architecture-Arena-da-Amazonia – Ceno Tensile Structures. [online] Available at: https://www.sattler-global.com/textile-architecture/fabric-architecture-arena-da-a-1452.jsp [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

designboom | architecture & design magazine. (2019). arena da amazonia by gmp architekten ready for world cup in brazil. [online] Available at: https://www.designboom.com/architecture/arena-da-amazonia-gmp-architekten-world-cup-brazil-06-05-2014/ [Accessed 16 Dec. 2019].

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