The use of fabric in the construction industry has a long history, dating back to ancient times when fabric was used to create temporary shelters and other structures. In more recent times, the use of fabric has evolved and has been used in a variety of applications, including as a cladding material, a shading device, and a decorative element.

Tensile fabrics can be used in the construction of large-scale architectural structures, such as sports stadiums and airport terminals. These structures were designed to use the tension of the fabric to support the weight of the structure and create large, open spaces.

The use of fabric as a construction material saw a resurgence with the development of air-supported structures, which are structures that are supported by pressurized air. These structures, which are often made from lightweight, flexible fabrics, are used in a variety of applications, including as sports arenas, exhibition halls, and temporary event spaces.

Today, fabric also remains an essential element of interior design, with a wide range of options available for use in everything from furniture upholstery to window treatments and decorative accents. Fabric can be used to add texture, color, and pattern to a space, and is an important element in creating a cohesive and cohesive design scheme.

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the auditorium acoustic ceiling

The overlapping wooden strips that wrap around the ceiling create a dynamic and contemporary image of the auditorium’s interior. The texture of the curved wood together with the random arrangement of the ceiling lights creates a warm atmosphere with excellent acoustic conditions.

Ashley Gardens
the reception room

The living/dining room enjoys views of the street, and has access to the balcony. The herringbone wooden flooring contrasts with the white walls and ceilings and the neutral colours of the furniture.

K house
the open space

The free form that the house adopts can be appreciated in the interior, a fluid and diaphanous space that is defined by the views and the light.

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the staircase

From the entrance hall to the auditorium, the upper floor can be accessed via an elegant staircase suspended by steel cables. The foyer is a large and luminous space with a view of the vertical garden that covers the party wall of the nearby building.

Bolaños house
the living room

The heart of the house is the living room, lit by large windows and a skylight. The dark walls contrast with the ceiling and the white leather Barcelona armchairs designed by Mies van Der Rohe. The texture of the natural stone wall is highlighted by the zenithal light from the skylight.

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the cafeteria

The cafeteria is located under the auditorium stands, as can be seen in the curved reinforced concrete ceiling. This open-plan space is fragmented by a combination of fixed wooden counters and an arrangement of informal loose furniture so the space works also as a waiting room.

finishes specification

Finishes specification involves detailing a list of all the materials in the final parts of the project. The file contains commercial products available in the market following technical, functional, aesthetic, and economic criteria ‒ price and maintenance costs.

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the auditorium

The acoustic ceiling of the auditorium hall is formed by several curved wooden planes that create a shell covering the grandstand. The wood also extends to the steps and floor, creating a cosy and elegant interior.