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Some other sources

October 10, 2009

Koerner, Robert M. and Joseph P. Welsh.  Construction and Geotechnical Engineering Using Synthetic Fabrics.  Wiley-Interscience Publication: New York, NY 1980

Fabrics in construction are either woven or nonwoven.  Their uses include separation, reinforcement, drainage, erosion control, forms, and impermeable fabrics.  Because of the nature of a fabric, it has many uses, and there are many more to be discovered.  This book does not really speak to the integration of fabrics in innovative ways.  It is also too old to contain very useful information

http://xslabs.net/theory.html

AWESOME website with links and information about interactive textiles

http://www.horizonzero.ca/textsite/dream.php?is=14&file=9&tlang=0

Great website for theory of future architecture

http://www.nano.uts.edu.au/about/australia.html

Very interesting adaptable architecture with the ‘nano-house’, however it interacts with the environment, not people.

http://www.isea-web.org/eng/links3.html

potentially valuable resource

http://web.media.mit.edu/~marcelo/

The first source with examples of interactive textiles in an architectural application.

http://www.epo.org/topics/innovation-and-economy/sme-case-studies/IntelligentTextiles.html

A few years back, company founders Stan Swallow and Asha Peta Thompson created a process of weaving electrical circuits into fabrics such as cotton, wool and polyester. Previous technologies involved fusing multiple layers of cloth. Their fabric, by contrast, is a flat piece of cloth that looks like any other. Of course, it isn’t. Woven with conductive fibres and connected to an energy source such as a battery, this high-tech fabric can incorporate heating elements to warm a glove, say, or use sensors that respond to pressure to make a computer keyboard from a piece of cloth. Soon after inventing the technology, the founders patented the process and started a company.

http://www.fabrics-manufacturers.com/acetate-fabric.html

Lots of different fabrics, but only in the traditional sense

http://www.sustainability.govt.nz/forum/2009/calico-wonderful-stuff

Calico fabric as a food preserver

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb6548/is_2008_Sept/ai_n28567093/

recycled fabrics for interesting uses…

http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/household_tips/118324

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/03/catch_a_buzzzzz.php

Buzz off fabrics are bad for the environment

http://www.spfwholesale.com/

sun protection in clothing

http://cooperhewitt.org/EXHIBITIONS/extreme_textiles/index.asp

http://cooperhewitt.org/EXHIBITIONS/extreme_textiles/index.asp

Awesome uses!!!!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/06/darpa_buys_british_armour/

Anti-tank fabric armor

http://freshome.com/2007/03/25/luminous-fabric-light-your-style/

fabrics that emit light…but with a battery

http://www.waynecountyedc.com/article/High_Performance_Fabric_Manufacturer_Receives_Research_Grant

flexible water storage bladders for the military

http://www.cshyde.com/fabricat.htm

Some cool uses for fabrics

http://www.cryptonfabric.com/trade/about/green

super-green fabrics

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