Acoustic Architectural Textiles Inspired by Traditional Japanese Origami
Made from a variety of materials, such as paper, elastics, acryl, mohair, paper, and cotton blends; these architectural textiles can be used as spatial installations, wall panels or curtains to improve acoustics, climate regulation, energy efficiency, and space experience. The innovative weaving process, developed by the University of Tokyo and TextielLab Tilburg, enables the material to fold itself into structural 3D surfaces. As a result, these architectural textiles blur the line between soft fabrics and hard structure materials.
The material is strong enough to be used on an architectural scale in retail and event spaces, due to its load-bearing capacity, tactility, and acoustic absorbancy. The material’s various functional properties allow it to easily adapt to its surroundings (such as acoustic, heat-sensitive, light-sensitive, etc.) Different products included in this series are ARCHI FOLDS screens and SUPER FOLDS which can be used for acoustic, light and space regulation. Sufficiently fire-retardant fabrics are also available to satisfy code demands.
The acoustic art samples are sold in modular panels of 1 sq. meter and come in specific colors (white, black) in both custom and specified patterns. The ARCHI FOLDS screens and SUPER FOLDS multi-purpose samples are available in custom colors and patterns and are always developed and installed site-specific.
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