Architektur und Bau

Architecture and construction

The DITF are opening up new fields of application for textiles in architecture and construction and are expanding the existing ones.

DITF developments, for example, on fiber composite materials make it possible to produce new types of lightweight construction components, which in turn inspire new architectures. Textiles help to develop a modern functional and at the same time aesthetic design language.

Nowadays, hardly any component fulfills only one function. For example, protection against climatic influences is often coupled with protection against noise and light, and at the same time static and design functions are to be fulfilled. Fiber-based materials show their strengths especially in such multiple requirements and the DITF develop feasible, efficient solutions for therefore.

In addition, sensor and actuator functions can be combined to textiles in fiber composites, to textile building envelopes and also in the home. Moisture sensors and heating fabrics, for example, help to create and maintain the right indoor climate.


Application examples of our products, processes, and services:

  • Textile facade elements
  • Resource-friendly use of daylight by special light-guiding textiles
  • Smart textile construction elements: HIKE shell
  • Pneumatic textile actuators as an example for extreme lightweight construction: 200g of textile material lift 200kg with less than 1bar 
  • Vertical greening: Autonomous living walls, ready for integration in the smart home
  • Textile moss walls for particulate reduction
  • MucorPrevent: heating textile material to prevent mold, especially in old buildings
  • Flectofin: smart lightweight building shading
  • Building elements interacting with the user
  • Textiles for acoustic engineering
  • New membrane materials for textile construction (facades, roofs for stadiums, railway stations, airports)

Information and Downdloads

    BioMat Pavilion 2021 opened

    The pavilion on the Stuttgart Campus is the result of the LeichtPRO research project for future-oriented sustainable architecture. The DITF, together with CG-Tec, BAM and Steinhuder Werkzeugbau, developed and produced the pultruded profiles used from flax and hemp fibers. Press Release of Stuttgart University

    Autonomous Living Wall

    The autonomous living-wall system for interiors developed at DITF offers great potential for new markets from the consumer to the contract sector.

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    ForschungsKUBUS at the DITF

    The ForschungsKUBUS at the DITF Denkendorf is a self-contained research room with a floor area of approx. 40 square meters. Throughout the year, photometric parameters and weather data are recorded and shading textiles are developed.

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