THE ROOM: SKIN AND STRUCTURE
Lace Wall Lace Wall explores the traditions of basket weaving and lace making as a way of developing architectural structures. The project explores the technique of lace making at an architectural scale. Using extruded fibre glass, the project brings together traditional crafts and new high performance materials. Learning from traditional textiles techniques, employing self bracing structure in combination with the tensile material the investigations in the workshop lead to an understanding of a textile thinking in an architectural making. Lace wall was made as a part of the student workshop Shelter, a collaboration between the London based design group loop.ph and CITA. The project relies entirely on the research and know how of loop.ph.
Self-bracing structures produced in the workshop
The probe Lace Wall is developed in response to the Knitted Skins project. Seeking to understand how more integrated strategies for skin and sub structure could be developed, the aim for Lace Wall is to query techniques so as to develop sub structures with an own textile logic. The workshop explores how the technique of bobbin lace. Bobbin lace uses multiple thread ends pleating these together in a unified material. Learning from Loop.ph we explored how these structures can be used to develop complex surfaces that vary in their shape, structure and material make up. Lace Wall uses extruded fibre glass as a material. In the workshop we made use of multiple material thicknesses allowing us to develop scalable models as well as 1:1 experiments. The 65
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The book "Textile Logic for a soft space", by Mette Ramsgaard Thomse (CITA) and Karin Bech (CITA).