New Material Award 2009–2018 
New Material Award 2009-2018

Gerald Lindner

Fabric Façade

Gerald Lindner is a founder and partner at cc-studio, an Amsterdam-based architecture firm that challenges traditional notions of space and home. Cc-studio aims to always surpass the already strict regulations on new buildings in the Netherlands by finding ways to use unconventional materials to exceed expectations on energy and space use.

Fabric Façade is a house for a private client in Almere, who requested a home that is different from the traditional Dutch residence styles. Lindner and cc-studio decided to use leftover conveyor belts made of a Teflon-coated fiberglass fabric from industrial manufacture in Germany. Strips were cut out of six-metre-long rolls into white, stylised overlapping shingles that move with the wind, protect the house effectively from rain and solar radiation, and are self-cleaning. Forming both an unusual and pleasing visual effect and serving to lower the house’s energy requirement, Fabric Façade demonstrates the possibilities of non-traditional materials in housing and architecture.
year: 2011
Materials: Architecture, Textile, Façade, Cooling