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TYPES OF

FABRIC ART + ARCHITECTURE

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here are several regular fabric art form types that engage
with architectural spaces, the most common being
facade treatments that are used to dress up a building, or
often unattractive parking structures, with simple or elaborate
designs. The first form type falls under what can be called
the Mural and Re-facing approach. The surface is primarily
two-dimensional and wraps the full height of a structure to
transform its presence.
A perfect recent example of this type is the Essex County
Turtle Back Zoo garage facade. Located in West Orange, N.J.,
the zoo parking structure needed upgrading. Comito Associates
Architects put out a bid, and FlexFacades by Structurflex of
Kansas City, Mo., got the job with its capabilities of grand
format printing on mesh fabric. " FlexFacades assisted the
project design team with creating a screening solution that was
not only cost-effective, but also required the least amount of
steel of any alternative screening system on the market, " says
FlexFacades managing director Tim McFadden. The architects
provided the high-resolution digital images for the printing,
and the facade system is attached with extruded aluminum
fittings used on all perimeters. The extrusions are attached to
the concrete framing of the garage with Hilti concrete anchors.
" The biggest challenge with the installation was the hill located
very close to the garage, " says McFadden. " There were a lot of
existing trees, and getting our lifts to the proper location was
difficult but ultimately possible. "

PROJECT DATA
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo garage facade
LOCATION: Essex County Zoo, West Orange, N.J.
ARCHITECT: Comito Associates
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: DMD Contracting
SCREEN CLADDING: FlexFacades by Structurflex
FABRIC: Type 1A-Ventilated PES; 34% open
Photo: FlexFacades by Structurflex.

PROJECT DATA
Oran Park Library facade
LOCATION: Oran Park Library and Resource
Center, Oran, New South Wales, Australia
ARCHITECT: Brewster Hjorth
ENGINEERING/STRUCTURE: Wade Engineering
MEMBRANE CONSULTANTS: Seele
MAIN CONTRACTOR: ADCO Construction
ETFE INSTALLATION: Fabritecture
MEMBRANE: ETFE from Seele; multicolors with
a PATI frit pattern print
Photo: Kevin Chamberlain.

A second form type is the Sculptural Building Fabric art
approach. These are much more three-dimensional and
become dynamic shapes that completely engage the building.
There are two subsets to the Sculptural Fabric art: interiors
(commonly found in atria or high-ceilinged spaces) and
exteriors, where the art additions often become an iconic
representation of the building in question.
Fabritecture's facade for the Oran Park Library in New
South Wales, Australia, made of multicolored ethylene
tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) pillows, is a splendid example
of this type. Contracted to provide an engaging west-facing
facade treatment that could help reduce the solar heat gain,
Fabritecture, of Varsity Lakes, Queensland, designed and
constructed a two-layer ETFE facade at the front of the library.
The tessellated pattern of colored triangles-red, yellow, white
and transparent-helps regulate the building's temperature.
The supporting framework for the pillows is mounted 3 meters
(9.8 feet) away from the building, creating a natural stack
venting flow of air between the two surfaces.
The brightly colored library could not have asked for a better
brand identity, and the treatment provides a highly effective
solar barrier. At night the effect is even more stunning,
standing as a landmark in the neighborhood. The project won
an Outstanding Achievement award in IFAI's International
Achievement Awards program in 2018.
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