Fabric Formwork

Remo Pedreschi, Alan Chandler (Editor)

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Fabric-cast concrete involves casting concrete in forms made with flexible formwork. This provides the potential to produce forms that are both structurally efficient and architecturally exciting in a relatively inexpensive and practical manner. By careful shaping of the fabric it is possible to produce complex shapes that would otherwise be difficult and expensive to produce using conventional formwork systems.

This book contains six essays that describe the collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh and East London, together with the Centre for Architectural and Structural Technology (CAST) at the University of Manitoba, in their detailed and practical research into concrete casting and formwork. Richly illustrated with photographs and diagrams and containing new and innovative research this book offers the architect, engineer and student inspiration and technical guidance in this re-emerging material.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRIBA Publishing
Number of pages96
ISBN (Print)9781859462843
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


  • Concrete, fabric textile, formwork, creative practice, prototype


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  • Recasting Modernism

    Remo Pedreschi (Speaker)

    17 Mar 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


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