Architectures of Weaving
From Fibers and Yarns to Scaffolds and Skins


Christiane Sauer / Mareike Stoll / Ebba Fransén Waldhör / Maxie Schneider (Hg.)

ISBN 978-3-86859-739-4

︎︎︎Open Access 

The publication is rooted in and supported by the Cluster of Excellence "Matters of Activity. ImageSpace Material" at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG.

Architectures of Weaving bridges architecture and textile by exploring fiber architectures from themicro scale of biological systems to the macro scale of textile and built structures. Selected casestudies, essays, and interviews reflect on cultural practices and materials research through the lensof textile thinking. In the quest for sustainable and resilient approaches that meet the challenges ofour time, the book entangles different perspectives into a new transdisciplinary fabric of thought.It presents fascinating approaches heralding a paradigm shift by working with fibrous materiality:structures become flexible and adaptive, they interact with their environment. As a source ofinspiration, the book assembles exceptional works from practitioners, researchers, andtheoreticians in the fields of architecture, art, materials science, cultural history, design,engineering, mathematics, microbiology, and textile technology.

With contributions by: Samira Akhavan, Aqualonis, Baubotanik Research Group, Bastian Beyer, Elaine Bonavia, Samira Boon,Saskia Buch, CITA, Felecia Davis, Karola Dierichs, Delia Dumitrescu, EDEK, Michaela Eder, Stefanie Eichler, Myfanwy Evans, Bára Finnsdóttir, Peter Fratzl, Gramazio Kohler Research, Petra Gruber, Lorenzo Guiducci, Skander Hathroubi, Regine Hengge, ICD ITKE, Elaine Igoe, Heike Illing-Günther, Svenja Keune, Karin Krauthausen, Anne-Kathrin Kühner, Ferdinand Ludwig, Claudia Lüling, Alison Grace Martin, Wilfrid Middleton, Natalija Miodragovič, Ammar Mirjan, Juni Sun Neyenhuys, Martin Niedermeier, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Iva Rešetar, Xingwen Pan, Martha Panzer, Jörg Petruschat, Kristina Pfeifer, Arno Pronk, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, RappUnger, TomásSaraceno, Christiane Sauer, Diana Scherer, Maxie Schneider, Self-Assembly Lab MIT, JasminSermonet, Josephine Shone, Nelli Singer, Yuliya Sinke Baranovskaya, Clara Santos Thomas, Daniel Suárez, VTN Architects, Ebba Fransén Waldhör, Charlett Wenig, Mark West