If you are interested in looking at the intersection between architecture and textiles or architextiles this blog may interest you. It’s about the meshing together of architectural space making and textiles to construct places for people to inhabit using digital soft fabrication and computation. I will be writing about ideas concerning this topic, posting interesting projects and events as well as posting some of my own work in architecture and textiles. If you have been working in this area would be great to hear from you and to see a post about your work.
This blog will be a place to have a conversation and learn about new ways in which to consider both the built environment at all scales from the urban scale to the intimate interior scale through the lens of textile fabrication. I believe that textiles are radically changing the way in which architects or designers can think about traditional building materials because of all the new advances that have been made in textiles over the last 15 years with e-textiles and textiles that can be embedded with sensors to respond to the environment and interact with people. In what ways can architecture use or integrate the techniques and practices of textile fabrication to make urban space, and dwellings lighter, more efficient, more delightful, more connected to the ways in which people use and inhabit them?
I am a fifth year Doctoral Candidate at M.I.T. in the School of Architecture and Planning, and my research on textiles and soft building is within the Design and Computation Group. I have been trained as an engineer, and as an architect and have completed my Bachelors degree in Engineering at Tufts University, and the Masters of Architecture degree at Princeton University. I have a practice fadstudio where you can see some previous works.