Time, time again

October 1, 2022  |  Case Studies, Features

Shigeru Ban’s corporate campus in Biel/Bienne for the Swiss watch company Swatch Omega Group is a study in contrast. Expanding on a motif the international architect first developed for the Centre Pompidou-Metz, France, Ban created a massive load-bearing timber diagrid shell that encloses and form…
TRD partners with ARA

October 1, 2022  |  News

Dark clouds build ominously on the horizon as the workers finish a large tent installation. Strong winds and heavy rain are forecast. The local fire marshal arrives to issue the necessary permit and eyes the ballast skeptically. A storm is on the way—will the tent hold? 
Pavilion for Queen Victoria Gardens

October 1, 2022  |  Projects

Each year since 2014, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation of Australia has commissioned an architect to design a pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the center of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct. The MPavilion then becomes the focus of a free program season of cultural events and intervention…
ATA podcast celebrates one year

October 1, 2022  |  Markets

Want to learn more about what’s happening in the textiles industry? Just tune in to Talking Textiles, a series of free podcasts available online on Apple, Google, Spotify and Libsyn and at textiles.org/podcast/. The first show was posted online on September 8, 2021. New shows appear the third week…
Fabric-like PVC upholstery

October 1, 2022  |  Products

Enduratex has introduced ALPACA, a fabric-looking PVC upholstery collection with a subtle metallic thread. The textile has a 100 percent polyester knit backing, which provides excellent strength and ensures smooth fabrication, as well as a gentle hand. The collection, consisting of 15 SKUs, features…