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IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints


IASS Symposium 2014

SESSION: Latin-American Symposium on Tension Structures

Textile architecture: Membrane structures for new architecture expression, between atopic and ethics

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Latin-American Symposium on Tension Structures
  • Title: Textile architecture: Membrane structures for new architecture expression, between atopic and ethics
  • Author(s): Aldo CAPASSO
  • Keywords: atopic, ethics, expression
Abstract
Textile architecture is a new architectural expression negotiating the ‘atopic’ space in the constructed world between ethics and form. The presentation of the edited work “Atopic architecture and membrane structures” on the use of tensile membrane structures in construction aims to illustrate the contemporary place of these structures in architecture. It is a new structural archetype of the twentieth century, involving textiles and fabrics from the shell outside to the interiors within, and has defined an architecture of lightness, brightness and versatility, amounting to a new language of contemporary architecture with its own architectural repertory.

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