VELIA - Applications of Velcro Systems in Architecture

© Christian Pichlkastner

This study aims to investigate possibilities of using hook and loop fastener systems in architecture on behalf of hook and fastener manufacturer Gottlieb Binder GmbH. It is assumed that the infrequent use of hook and loop fastener systems in the building sector is probably due to two circumstances. Firstly, there is a lack of basic mathematical knowledge and of tested systems that would facilitate the use of such a system in architecture, and secondly, there are no appropriate application perspectives or product scenarios in place. Based on examples, this on-going study attempts to ascertain which potential hook and loop systems may have and what chances and possibilities there are of introducing them to and utilising them in the construction business. Ascertaining mathematical basics is not part of this work.  Essentially, the elaborated paper aims to provide the client with guidance and objectives for future research and product development. Hence, the study primarily investigates utilisation possibilities in architecture and will ideally provide a list of future co-operation partners for further developments. Also, this document intends to serve as a basis for joint dialogues to network research partners as well as to offer Gottlieb Binder, as a manufacturer of hook and loop systems, a good chance to secure pole position in the building sector.

 

Project duration:
2015

Financing:
Fa. Gottlieb Binder GmbH

Project Management:
Institute of Spatial Design, TU Graz

Project partnership:
Fa. Gottlieb Binder GmbH

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