This hard-shelled cocoon started as a small folded pile of flexible material. The use of an inflatable bladder and a dousing of water take this onto a new form: Concrete. Concrete fabric has the attributes of canvas in a flexible form. The fibers evenly absorb water until saturated. As the canvas dries, the concrete sets, and a hard-shelled structure is born.
Concrete fabric is flexible in nature, allowing it to conform to complex shapes, while remaining strong and durable. The use of this material technology allows for fast protection. The structures can be rapidly deployed, giving shelter in times of need. Incorporating this material into the right architecture adds a new strength not seen in a typical fabric.