Our goal is to establish textiles as facades for buildings in larger numbers on the market. Textiles offer the possibility to give buildings new designs and smart functions. With our luminous textile facades we have redesigned functionality and aesthetics in the architectural field.
We are the iluTex team and together we have formed an interdisciplinary research team that deals with the development and innovation of textile structures. Since 2015 we have been working on the development of innovative textile building envelopes that combine energy efficiency and impressive modern design. Think of it as a T-shirt that you can pull over any existing building without affecting the general building structure. The problem with existing textile façade systems is that the material structure has not changed for 30 years.
We asked ourselves: Why?
When you look at great fashion designers, you get a different collection every 6 months. Together we have developed our latest innovation: The illuminated textile façade named iluTex. The idea itself is as fascinating as it is simple. The textile membrane is combined with a light-emitting coating that stores natural solar energy during the day and glows in different colours at night. At the same time it eliminates the lack of intimacy you have with conventional textile façades.