“What can be more sustainable than using fewer materials?”– Jethro Jones, Director
In an age where sustainability has become a business buzz word and a buy-in to customer expectation, Fabritecture takes strides to demonstrate it in everything we do.
Minimal materials are required to enclose large spaces, and the fabrics are recyclable. Our designs often incorporate stormwater drainage and collection systems to protect the materials and support the environment.
Using tensile fabric for the creation of large, free span roofs reduces the amount of supporting steelwork required. This makes construction easier, quicker and far more energy-efficient than traditional building designs.
All components are prefabricated, compact and lightweight, greatly reducing transport energy – and transport costs!
Architectural textiles can be highly durable, with a long life span comparable to traditional roofing materials, exceeding 15 – 30+ years. Many fabrics can be recycled and reused, using the Texyloop process of Serge Ferrari.