Architecture and textiles
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Citation:Wigglesworth, R. (2010). Architecture and textiles. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/1534
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/1534
This proposal develops a design for a textile museum and gallery. The design has been produced as a result of an indepth analysis of textile arts and the information that can be derived from their application in architecture. The research is based upon the theoretical influence that Gottfried Semper specified in his writings on the topic of textiles and their relationship in architecture. The design explores the application of textiles in architecture in various ways; from translating textile inspired structures into tectonic materials, to the incorporation of textile materials with traditional building construction, all with the aim of exploiting textiles and all that they can offer to the development of a New Zealand contemporary architecture.