Special Topics Class tours the Textiles Department

The Special Topics class in the INTAR department have been working directly with the Architecture and Textile Departments in exploring and designing smart materials for the Solar Decathlon in France for 2014.


The next assignment for the SP class is to explore smart materials that change color depending on temperature, light, pressure, or mechanics. To help them investigate if it could be incorporated certain materials specifically for the Solar Decathlon, the textile students gave a full tour of all their facilities, showing the INTAR students how to weave, knit, and use the Jacquard loom.








Jacquard LoomIMG_5509

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