Multi-use architectural fabrics score at 2014 World Cup stadiums

August 1, 2014

Three of the newest soccer arenas in the world incorporate fabric to meet tensile architecture, bioclimatic facade, and acoustic needs for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. By Jake Kulju World Cup excitement reached a fever pitch in the summer of 2014 when soccer giant Brazil hosted the global event. The tournament returned to …

Fabric “skins” for building exteriors

The challenge is finding the right materials in architectural applications. By Bruce N. Wright, AIA Is the building cladding going to be massive and highly insulated, or is it going to be layer upon layer of thin insulating materials? Will the south and west sides be completely glazed or mostly opaque? The most important challenge …