Tactile Textile

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Gibbs, David en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Shaikh, Sumayyah en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-25T07:45:55Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-25T07:45:55Z
dc.date.issued 2018 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Shaikh, S. 2018. Tactile Textile. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28129
dc.description.abstract The study is focused on the roles and principles of textiles, textile manipulation and its potential relationship with landscape architecture. Tactility bonds the two worlds of fashion and landscape together. It changes in scale, intimacy and movement. The study explores how textiles perform in relation to the following principles; movement, climate, reaction, light, transformation, scale and communication. The etymology of the word TEXTILE is derived from the Latin 'texre' meaning to weave or to construct. The word text is related to communication and the word 'tek' is related to building or architecture. The study has been conducted via various different media upon a range of different materials. These consist of film and media, light and shadow studies, projections, etching and transferring of textures, pattern cutting, stitching, and the making of paper and textile from plant material, to name a few. The act of textile manipulation and the product of these techniques is then used in the conventional site analysis that a landscape architect would conduct. These techniques being, a pleat, knot, veil, seam, weave, drape, dart and skirt. Each of these are broken down into their structural, functional and landscape roles. For example, a Veil is structurally light and semi opaque. Functionally it is aimed at concealing that which is behind it, yet it is not completely enclosed, thus revealing the object behind. In landscape design, a veil can be translated into a row or cluster of trees that is aimed at concealing objects in the background. Taking this process, a step further, these textile manipulation terms are then translated into verbs. These verbs of weaving, pleating, knotting etc. is then used as tools to analyze the site and its context in context of the act -of textile manipulation itself. From this, the area of study is broken up into pattern pieces. This unlocks a new perspective on how each of these pieces' work -or do not work- together. This then begin to set out a set of opportunities and constraints for the site and its surroundings. Are there potential seams or connections that have not yet been realized? Are there opportunities in the converging topographic darts?. As previously mentioned many of the design principles and ideas we know in architecture have been influenced and have influenced textiles and fashion. This study is focused on the act of textile manipulation and the properties of different materials. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Landscape Architecture en_ZA
dc.title Tactile Textile en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MLA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Shaikh, S. (2018). <i>Tactile Textile</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28129 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Shaikh, Sumayyah. <i>"Tactile Textile."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28129 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Shaikh S. Tactile Textile. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2018 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28129 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Shaikh, Sumayyah AB - The study is focused on the roles and principles of textiles, textile manipulation and its potential relationship with landscape architecture. Tactility bonds the two worlds of fashion and landscape together. It changes in scale, intimacy and movement. The study explores how textiles perform in relation to the following principles; movement, climate, reaction, light, transformation, scale and communication. The etymology of the word TEXTILE is derived from the Latin 'texre' meaning to weave or to construct. The word text is related to communication and the word 'tek' is related to building or architecture. The study has been conducted via various different media upon a range of different materials. These consist of film and media, light and shadow studies, projections, etching and transferring of textures, pattern cutting, stitching, and the making of paper and textile from plant material, to name a few. The act of textile manipulation and the product of these techniques is then used in the conventional site analysis that a landscape architect would conduct. These techniques being, a pleat, knot, veil, seam, weave, drape, dart and skirt. Each of these are broken down into their structural, functional and landscape roles. For example, a Veil is structurally light and semi opaque. Functionally it is aimed at concealing that which is behind it, yet it is not completely enclosed, thus revealing the object behind. In landscape design, a veil can be translated into a row or cluster of trees that is aimed at concealing objects in the background. Taking this process, a step further, these textile manipulation terms are then translated into verbs. These verbs of weaving, pleating, knotting etc. is then used as tools to analyze the site and its context in context of the act -of textile manipulation itself. From this, the area of study is broken up into pattern pieces. This unlocks a new perspective on how each of these pieces' work -or do not work- together. This then begin to set out a set of opportunities and constraints for the site and its surroundings. Are there potential seams or connections that have not yet been realized? Are there opportunities in the converging topographic darts?. As previously mentioned many of the design principles and ideas we know in architecture have been influenced and have influenced textiles and fashion. This study is focused on the act of textile manipulation and the properties of different materials. DA - 2018 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2018 T1 - Tactile Textile TI - Tactile Textile UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28129 ER - en_ZA


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