Architectural Yarns

Design Research Team: Iva Resetar, Maxie Schneider, Jojo Shone, Prof. Christiane Sauer, Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity. Image Space Material, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Image credit: © Michael Pfisterer & Michelle Mantel
This research aims to discover new forms of un/making for the regeneration and repair of the built environment that actively engages with the climate and the people. With their thermal, tactile and communicative role, textiles have always contributed to modulating interiors, unfolding in dialogue with space and its inhabitants.

Architectural Yarns are design experiment and technical development. Loose fiber materials are bound into yarns on an architectural scale. As flexible, linear building elements, they can be further processed into spatial elements. Depending on the type of material and the geometry of the yarn, different stabilities are created along and within the structures.