Fabric roofing with an exposed field

June 16th, 2014

Meeting the requirements set by FIFA for the 2014 World Cup stadium in Salvador, Brazil. Drogba, Messi, Rooney, Ronaldo and more have stepped onto the pitch to play the beautiful game at the 2014 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. But before the games began, a lot of preparation went into making the […]

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Commercial Center Parasols

June 1st, 2014

Resembling a savannah of inviting trees, 15 parasols provide texture and rhythm to open space. By Frank Edgerton Martin Winner of several awards, the Parc des Vergers de la Plaine is a shopping venue located in Chambourcy, France. Somewhat similar to an American “lifestyle center,” Parc des Vergers includes 37,000 sq m (398,265 sq ft) […]

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Fabric protection and preservation products

June 1st, 2014

From 303 Products come three new products geared to guard, protect and clean outdoor fabrics and fabric products. 303® Fabric Guard PDQ (formerly High Tech Fabric Guard) is a premium patented formula that restores lost water and stain repellency to factory new levels. Powerful enough to protect fabrics in the harshest environment, yet safe for […]

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Promotions at Herculite

June 1st, 2014

Three key employees at Herculite Products Inc., a manufacturer of tent, awning, digital and marine high-performance fabrics located in Emigsville, Pa., have been appointed to new positions. Dan Dix has been appointed business manager of digital media. A member of the Herculite team for more than 11 years, Dix brings a wealth of knowledge to […]

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Kinetic architecture explored in book

June 1st, 2014

Russell Fortmeyer, LEED AP, BD+C, an associate in Arup’s Los Angeles office, has co-authored a book on kinetic architecture with industry expert Charles Linn, FAIA, an architect who has specialized in architectural journalism for more than 25 years. Arup is a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs. […]

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Museum of Science Fiction Architectural Design Competition

June 1st, 2014

The Museum of Science Fiction announced an architectural design competition for its 2015 preview museum, which will be located in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The competition is open to students, architects and designers around the world, and will accept entries through Aug. 31. The museum plans to construct a preview space in 2015 as […]

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Fabric project awards program

June 1st, 2014

The International Achievement Awards (IAA), an awards program for fabric product manufacturers sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), provide expanded recognition and increased inspiration for businesses in the specialty fabrics marketplace. The IAA program offers manufacturers an opportunity to show off their exceptional aptitude and craftsmanship within the specialty fabrics industry. Entries will […]

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Fabric shelters colonize “legally ambiguous” space

June 1st, 2014

The graffiti-laden wall of a train station in Marseilles, France, may be the next frontier in both fabric architecture and homelessness. Architect Stéphane Malka, of Malka Architecture in Paris, installed 23 shelter pods vertically on the three-story wall, creating a barnacle-like colony called A-KAMP47. Homeless or displaced people inhabiting the stealth shelters are not technically […]

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Air and space

June 1st, 2014

High-tech inflatable structure covers San Francisco city street. The world’s largest vendor-sponsored trade show, Dreamforce 2013, brought downtown San Francisco to a standstill last November when it hosted more than 130,000 cloud computing enthusiasts from 65 countries. The event, hosted by Salesforce.com, was staged at the Moscone Conference Center and much of the surrounding area, […]

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New fabric structures lighter than…

June 1st, 2014

Recent innovations in materials and technology are leading designers to create air-supported fabric structures with higher-level capabilities than ever before. By Bruce N. Wright Air-supported fabric structures have been around since at least the mid 1940s, when Walter Bird developed for government use the archetypal fabric-clad radome to protect sensitive radar equipment from the elements. […]

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