Set up in 1977 in Bologna by Deanna Comellini, G.T.Design is an Italian rug maker that combines craftsmanship with modern technology and is known for its special attention to details. For over forty years the company has explored the creative process
Known for participating in building projects like Allianz Riviera or San Mamés Stadium, IASO designs, manufactures, and installs tautened structures, ETFE facades and roofs, and textile facades.
Distributed by the firm Vertisol, a manufacturer of technical fabrics, Fitnice is a vinyl cladding for floors and walls, made with PVC-coated polyester threads that are free of phthalate and antimony.
The company Vescom has launched four new vinyl wallcoverings: Watson, with a rugged concrete finish; Lismore, with the irregularity of linen; Jarvis, with a metallic look; and Puccini, with a matte silkiness.
“Our Lady of Communications”: that is how Leon Trotsky, when he visited the Spanish capital, christened with irony the monumental building erected by Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi in the year 1919, and which the people of Madrid have ever sin
The Japanese textile manufacturer Komatsu Matere has developed an innovative carbon-fiber based product for seismic reinforcement. This element consists of several interwoven carbon-fiber strands (with an outer layer of synthetic fiber and inorganic
In Barcelona, at Calle Bretón de los Herreros 9, this coworking office building opens out southward to a courtyard presided by a tree whose fruit, the clementine, gives the facility its name. For the design, the Madrid practice of Izaskun Chinchilla
This light building is easy to assemble and disassemble, and is also transportable, flexible, and unstable. The pavilion depends on weather forecasts, which determine its position and use, such as sailing or flying in a hot air balloon... [+]
The new stadium of the Atlético de Madrid extends the old Athletics Stadium of the Community of Madrid - nicknamed ‘La Peineta’ -, completed in 1994 by the same architects and with capacity for 19.000 spectators, a building whose distinctive image be
The installation is inspired by the pontoons that used to occupy the Arno River with small cafes. The facility has 9 floating pavilions with a superstructure of steel bars, wrapped in tulle, and covered by PVC sheets that protect in case of rain... [
Una estructura central, de 680x18 metros, une todos los espacios y pabellones del complejo, construido para la cumbre climática COP 22; un colosal toldo de membrana pretensada, de 12.400 metros cuadrados, protege del fuerte sol el eje principal en to
A series of membranes are arranged between the four main volumes of the art center, generating a sequence of covered public spaces that offer shelter to visitors. Their shape has been designed to deal with situations of extreme rainfall such as typho
3D-printed bioplastic and a tense textile structure are combined in the design of a sculptural and distinctive facade, inspired in traditional sailboats, for this temporary construction built to host meetings of the European Union’s Presidential Coun
This pressostatic structure of 240m² departs from the typical shape of inflatables to generate a polygonal volume with four fronts that conceal the 20 accesses. Inside, 25 tensors in different colors create a grid of inhabitable cells... [+]
Designed as a versatile low-cost module for long-term refugee camps, very easily transported and assembled, the prototype combines a tensioned textile membrane with a simple compressed structure of wood bars... [+]
This summer has brought us the much awaited coincidence of temporary constructions by three Spanish architectural practices in prestigious international forums: the Organic Growth Pavilion by Izaskun Chinchilla on Governors Island in New York, one of
Buildings are articulated, but also woven; they are raised with structure and enclosed with cladding; they combine or contrast their tectonic and textile condition. The 19th-century debate between constructive logic and ornamental enclosure is still
How much does your building weigh? A quick calculation suffices to see that in general, buildings weigh too much. Lightness is no trivial matter if resources are limited, and a very efficient strategy from the viewpoint of sustainability is to design
Inflatable architectures (coined ‘inflatoestructuras’ in Spanish by architect Prada Poole) invite us to look for the means, the way to build space forms that provide alternatives to the strict architectural paths that we found so disappointing when w