Woven Textiles in Architecture

Woven textiles are often relegated to upholstery in design specifications, but with an understanding of the construction process for textiles, the potential applications expand significantly. When you consider that the first lunar landing suits were wearable spacecrafts made out of woven material, textiles begin to look like the durable, dependable materials they are.

This course will take you through the construction of woven textiles, from yarn materiality to dyeing techniques, and help you understand the best practices for specifying woven textiles for any application.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

1.     Look at the history of woven textiles in architecture; an overview of how incorporating woven structures impacts the built environment

2.     Examine the materiality of textile production

3.     Discern appropriate applications for textiles in architecture: floors, walls and ceilings, drapery for openings, upholstery

4.     Gain insight into the maintenance of textiles in various environments.

Course Curriculum

  Welcome & Introduction
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  CEU Presentation
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  Conclusion & Assessment
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When does the course start and finish?

This course is a self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course until October 31, 2022 across any and all devices you own.

How do I receive credit once I complete the course?

This course is available for self reporting to AIA & IDCEC.

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