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.
Allison has had a lifelong interest in multiple facets of design. Growing up between a sewing machine and a sketch pad, she went on to fine-tune her skills through studies in fine arts and fashion design. Upon entering the design/build industry, she continuously researches trends in various markets, including retail, hospitality, exhibitory/events, interiors and architecture in order to provide valuable educational and inspirational resources to clients.