Textile Tectonics

Experiments in Quasi-­‐Rigid Composites

The collaboration between SCI-­Arc and North Sails aims to speculate on the future of extreme lightweight materials in architecture by experimenting in the design and fabrication of quasi-­‐rigid [quasi flexible] objects that blur the threshold between hard and soft, textile and composite. This class encompassed several areas of design: from the digital computation needed to physically distribute yarn pattern over complex surfaces, all the way through the construction of necessary intricate mechanisms for laying carbon fibber, Aramid and other yarn reinforcements within a resin matrix.

marcelo spina

collaborative work
jacques lesec / sean markle / somaya ramezani / mehrzad rafeei / wisarut wattanachote



_casting diagrams

_knit pattern

_casting model