Textile and Architecture can make good bedfellows. The work of SARC Architects has recently incorporated patterned designs by the textile artist Outi Martikainen adding an extra depth to their walls. The Kone headqurters for example has three different glass print designs which combine to give a depth and artistry to the side wall double skinned elevations, which would otherwise be quite plain. In the Oulu Faculty of Medical Science heat formed polyester felt acoutic panels have been designed by her to great effect. Hopefully Architects and Artists can collaborate more in this kind of way incorporating some Art into the Architecture rather than say just dedicating a sculpture in the parking lot outside.
Buildings Outi has worked on with SARC;
Kone HQ in Espoo, Faculty of Medical Science in Oulu, Sonera in Vallila, Offices in Pasila, Expoo2000 Hanover.
See also (fabric concrete)