Enhancing the spatial experience -Interweaving textile, human and architecture

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Kareoja, Pentti
dc.contributor.author Tani, Nanako
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-23T09:48:36Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-23T09:48:36Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/16608
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the potential of textiles in architectural space. By examining the relationship between textile, human and architecture, this thesis aims to provide information and to propose new ideas for designing enhanced spaces. The process consists of research through literature reviews and expert interviews, analyses, and several concept proposals in response. The first chapter introduces the background and current relevance of the thesis. The research began with an interest in an architectural approach towards textile design. Textiles are no longer mere decorative elements; some architects, designers and artists have functionally integrated textiles with architecture. Although there are promising developments in the overlap between textile and architecture, no general overview exists. In order to maximize the potential of textiles to further improve our living environment, a broad understanding of textile design in relation to its users and surroundings is essential. The second and third chapter form the research section of the thesis. First, historical relationships between the three elements of textile, human and architecture are examined. In fact, textiles have existed in architecture since antiquity. For the fundamental need to survive, humans wrapped themselves and surrounding spaces with textiles. However, the relationship and differing emphases of the three elements changed dramatically over time. At times, textile design has been less connected to humans and architecture. By addressing the transition of the relationship between the three elements, the potential of spatial textiles is rediscovered. In the third chapter, the current roles of textiles in architectural space are explored. Textiles have developed to meet various needs that are functional, aesthetic and atmospheric. The examples in this chapter illustrate the numerous effects only textile material can achieve. Taking the above research into account, the fourth chapter summarizes the evolution of textiles in architectural space. Furthermore, a future prospect of spatial textiles is discussed in relation to the evolving needs of our complex society. Finally, three textile concepts are proposed in the fifth chapter. Each concept answers the urgent needs discussed in the fourth chapter by selecting and integrating the suitable functions. When textiles are designed in relation to the site and its users, the resulting spaces become comfortable, efficient and revitalizing. As a result, textiles enhance the spatial experience. In conclusion, the overall process and proposals are reviewed in the sixth chapter. en
dc.format.extent 225 + 20
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Enhancing the spatial experience -Interweaving textile, human and architecture en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Muotoilun laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword textile en
dc.subject.keyword architecture en
dc.subject.keyword design en
dc.subject.keyword spatial design en
dc.subject.keyword interior design en
dc.subject.keyword curtain en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201506303399
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Martikainen, Outi
dc.programme fi


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