The Ma Adaptive Reuse studio has been investigating different techniques for installations using architectural textiles. This past Thursday, Professor Lee Boroson did an in class demo for inflatables, explaining the types of different materials to be used, how they could be sewn, and how large spatially they can be.
The studio is continuing their ongoing research in the reversibility of different textile structures for their studio course involving new programs and soft interventions for the Newport Congregational Church in Newport, RI. The church this past November was put on the Register of Historic Places because of its famous La Farge murals and stain glass windows, allowing only certain changes to take place. Through further analysis of soft interventions, the MA group will design 9 different program schemes and possibly 3 different soft interventions to build and display in the church this upcoming summer.