NetZero – Performative Facade System Using Up-Cycled Fishing Nets

2021/22 Digital Matter Research Studio – Term II Final

Aishwarya Arun, Aishwarya SR, Akshay Madapura, Luca Wenzel

Circular economy encompasses  challenging and rethinking the way we use and reuse resources in the building industry, and ultimately eliminate the concept of waste. The aim of the project is to analyze the ability and adaptability of nylon fishing nets and arrive at suitable applications for its use as a performative skin.

Ghost Nets

Fishing Nets

Fishing Nets are almost exclusively made out of Nylon. Many are discarded at sea.

History of Fishing Nets

Nylon Lifecycle

Types of Fishing Nets

Net Sizes

Scanning for Damages

Radiation Comparison

Construction System


NetZero is a project of IAAC, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, developed during the Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA01) 2021/22 by students: Aishwarya Arun, Akshay Madapura, Aishwarya Shama Sunder Rajendra Prasad, Luca Wenzel; faculty: Areti Markopolou, David Leon; faculty assistant: Nikol Kirova, Eduardo Chamorro Martin; and student assistant: Alexander Dommershausen.