I love the pavilions there.
I went to the one in Seville in 1992 and it changed my life.
This year it is in Milan and if you can see past the crowds, construction and the protesters, there are some incredible structures out there.
ALOT of them using fabric as a building material.
Its quick to design, engineer, fabricate and install. It can transform a space like no other material.
Shade plays a huge role in solving those need.
It doesn’t always have to be these iconic shapes with high tech engineering.
However, this all requires proper planning and an understanding of structure, materials, codes and foundations.
Textile facades used to clad pavilions can also enclose a parking garage. Giant shade structure petals used to shade alot of people and plants can be used in parks, restaurants and public spaces in a smaller scale. Long space structures can cover parking lots, decks and sport facilities of all shapes and sizes.
Even the pavilions that were not chosen to be constructed are just as interesting. Look out for new terms like “Vertical Farming” and ideas like growing your own food in your backyard fabric structure.
It’s a Fabric Structure World.