Textiles in Architecture Training
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Oct 27–31, 2013
Organized by: EECA Egyptian Earth Construction Association
icecairo (Innovation - Collaboration - Entrepreneurship)
Venue: EECA Egyptian Earth Construction Association
Address: 20A Adly Street, 5th floor, Downtown Cairo, Egypt
Admission: by application. Fee: 700 EGP (subsidized rate by GIZ for unemployed youth and students)
Website: www.facebook.com/events/526718337420898/

A project-based training course spotlights energy-efficient buildings with the help of textiles (incl. environmentally sustainable and low-cost textiles) in the context of art & design. The essential question involves how artistic textiles enrich architectural scope in an aesthetic and functional way.

In this regard investigations of how textile art & design can interact with buildings will be conducted relating to shading and cooling, heat and noise insulation. Basic textile principles relevant to architecture, the know-how about materials and various manufacturing methods will be introduced, such as traditional craft techniques or pure digital production processes, applied in analog exercises.

State of the art digital textile simulation software is introduced; using parametric tools the participant shall be able to analyze the integrity of the textiles and design them according to structurally and environmentally sound principles. Participants will take part in simulating the structure and energy efficiency of textile architecture through easy to follow examples using Grasshopper‘s Kangaroo plugin, ranging from beginner to more advanced applications.

• Textile principles, construction and materials
• Energy efficient design solutions with textiles
• Digital techniques for architecture visualization

Date: 27th till 31st of October 2013
Location: EECA

Textile Artist, Anna Maria Gawronski,
Prof. Dr. Christian Bauriedel,
Eng. Marwan Aboulsoud,
Eng. Sherif Tarabishy,
Tiemo Ehmke

Requirements for participants:
- Young professionals in the field of architecture
- Young professionals in the field of art / design

Deadline for applying: 24th of October 2013
Apply online: http://goo.gl/ZGHhso

For more information contact Mr. Abdel Hamid Salah
CV is required to be sent to eeca.courses@gmail.com

Training fee
700 EGP (subsidized rate by GIZ for unemployed youth and students)