Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Two women from Northern Ireland have partnered to experiment with combining concrete and softness, two seemingly opposed concepts.
New link (April 16, 2009) http://www.tactilityfactory.com/
"Girli Concrete is an R&D project (for Tactility Factory) that aims to create innovative ‘soft’ building surfaces. It challenges the perception of textiles as the ‘dressing’ to structure and instead integrates textile technologies into the production of building products. Tactility Factory is a collaboration between Belford (textiles) and Morrow (architecture). Its conceptual challenge is MAINSTREAMING TACTILITY in the Built Environment. "