Structure, form and construction

Presents a summary of research on beams and columns

A preliminary study of non-prismatic columns using fabric formwork

Describes an initial study into the effect of geometry on the strength of non prismatic columns

Deployable Gridshells as Formwork for Concrete Shells

This paper considers the use of gridshells with fabric formwork in the construction of concrete wheel structures

Tailoring fabric formwork

This paper presents the results of a series of prototype studies using tailored fabric formwork for columns

Participate Collaborate Materialise

This publication reflects on works produced during a two week workshop conducted during the summer of 2012. It was the bridging of two schools within Edinburgh University, the Edinburgh College of Art and the School of Architecture, across three disciplines – architecture, textiles and glass.

RHS Chelsea 2009

This project deals with the application into the use of fabric formwork for concrete in award winning design for the Royal Horticultural Show Chelsea 2009.

ESALA building collaborations

This brochure details ESALA working collaborations with construction and creative industries.