Editor's blog

  • Digital’s origins in textiles

    Some of the earliest evidence of human technology is of woven cloth, dating from more than 100,000 years ago—and we've come full circle.   Read more...
  • Blue, Wendy blue

    Last year, FA reported on the fabric-based pavilion design by HWKN for the Museum of Modern Arts’ (MoMA) annual invitational Young Architects Program. Read more...
  • Inner workings

    Any way you look at it, designing tensioned fabric interiors is no simple matter, and the feature stories in the January 2013 issue attest to that. Read more...
  • It’s a material world after all…

    Recent studies have shown that people are rediscovering craft and handmade things. Read more...
  • Parametric Kreod Pavilion, London

    It is pleasing to see that more and more architects and designers are discovering the aesthetic pleasure and practicality of fabric as a building material. Read more...
  • The worth of a sun, water

    With six months’ of higher than average temperatures this year and a 10-year record drought in many parts of North America, awareness of changing weather and climate patterns has impressed upon us all that we are at the mercy of nature. Read more...
  • Triple-X: The London 2012 Olympics fabric structures under the microscope

    While the world directs its attention to the athletes that are competing in the Games of the XXX Olympiad occurring right now in London, for the past four years fabric structure architects and engineers focused their attention on designing some of the most sustainable sports venues in the world. Read more...
  • Go team!

    For fabric architecture, the architect-fabricator dynamic can make a huge difference in outcome. Read more...
  • Get smart!

    Designing intelligent (dynamic) architecture. Read more...
  • The Serpent(ine) in the Garden

    Internationally acclaimed architects Herzog & de Meuron and equally distinguished Chinese artist Ai Weiwei have been chosen as the design team for the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Read more...