Today, one person discards about 11 kg of textiles per year.
Out of that, 95% end up in landfills.
In the last 30 years the production of polyester increased in an exponential way. And the fashion industry is responsible for 10% of annual global carbon emission.
TexTILE is waste transformed into architecture.
texTILE is a project inspired by the three main properties of polyester; it is waterproof, is a good thermal insulator and its fibers are durable. These properties are taken, and through different fabrication processes, are applied to an architectural facade as a layered skin. This method follows a system that manages disposed clothes to create polyester-based modular units that are capable of matching the needs of a primary architectural skin.
Through this system, texTILE is capable of reducing the CO2 emissions avoiding disposed, therefore incinerated clothes, and at the same time, it adds value as a sustainable construction solution.







texTILE is a project of IAAC, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, developed during the Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA01) 2020/21 by students: Brian Woodtli, Gianmarco Paglierani, Oscar Cortes and Martin Gomez; faculty: Areti Markopoulou, David Andrés León; faculty assistant: Nikol Kirova; fabrication advisor: Eduardo Chamorro; student assistant: Alexander Dommerhausen