Fabric is viewed as a material which is flat and two-dimensional and thus, until recent times, it has been used in architecture as a surface sheet. However the material has not been fully exploited.
Developed by four Masters students from the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, FaBrick is a prototype for creating sturdy structures out of textile-based materials. So far consisting of a stool made from a fabric impregnated with cement and a chair made of a felt composite, the project aims to develop a "technique of designing fabric to become the new brick, the new concrete in the invention of architecture."
Students: I-Ting Tsai, Somdatta Majumdar, Xixi Zheng and Yiru Yun
Institution: Bartlett School of Architecture
Tutors: Daniel Widrig, Stefan Bassing and Soomeen Hahm