Textile composites are changing the face of architecture. Composite materials are lightweight, they’re incredibly strong, and they’re more cost effective than many of the world’s traditional building materials. It’s no wonder they’re driving so much innovation within housing design.
Housing design has remained relatively constant throughout the last few decades. Composite textiles are challenging architects and real estate developers to rethink modern housing from the ground up by incorporating more cutting-edge materials such as GRFC and so-called “skins.” Let’s take a look at three of the most notable ways textile composites are elevating housing design today.