Textile Architecture Network has been established in 2011 by a group of researchers at Politecnico di Milano. Main goal is to share knowledge and to promote the development of lightweight constructions – tensile, inflatable systems, FRP in general – in architecture to improve the building environment from the quality and sustainability point of view.

The research group of Textile Architecture Network is part of the research Unit SPACE of BEST Department (Building Environment Science & Techinology), it coordinates the multidisciplinary cluster ClusTEX about Innovative textile of Politecnico di Milano and it is Regional Representative of Tensinet, the European multi-disciplinary association for all parties interested in tensioned membrane constructions.

The RESEARCH website is the place where the work of the textile architecture group is shown. Researchers, companies, studios and and anybody interested in our work con find here useful information about our focus and services we can provide. The TEACHING portal is the place where students can download useful information about lectures and workshops. Here students can apply for bachelors thesis, master thesis and internship about tensile and lightweight constructions. Phd students can also check out some opportunities in this section. The DATABASE website displays a large number of projects where membranes and textiles play the key role. it offers an overview about the state of the art and the development of textile constructions and it presents the basic know how about materials, detailing, manufacturing and construction. New projects are added every day! Check it out!