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FRP material properties offer unique opportunities for architecture, but their mould-based standard forming processes stand in contrast to contemporary practices, aiming for variation and surface articulation. Fabric materiality FRP (FM-FRP) is an alternative approach to the design and fabrication of architectural FRP that enhances the textile qualities of the fibre material in the composite. Through integration of key textile attributes and a set methodology, two FM-FRP material systems are developed. Released from the necessity of moulds, design principles of biological composites can be integrated into synthetic FRP shaping processes and resilient properties show. A new materiality of FRP emerges, blurring boundaries between material and structure. Functionality is achieved by the intricate spatial distribution of voids and matter, resulting in highly porous volumetric FRP material. Taking-up on the approach and terminology of materialscience, a new understanding of FM-FRP as architectured material is suggested. It opens a new path for its development towards enhanced functionalities, to enable future more sustainable application for the architectural field.

When: 2020

Where: ASR

Architectured matter

FM-FRP: new materiality in FRP as architectured
matter with textile attributes


Architect by profession,

interdisciplinary designer by heart

Arielle Blonder

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