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The PleatPod

The PleatPod was commissioned by RMIT University for a meeting space to go into open plan spaces within the university. The PleatPod is the result of investigation into fashion and textile techniques to produce an enclosure that sits between architecture and a garment. By studying the Pleat (defined as a type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place, commonly used in clothing and upholstery to gather a wide piece of fabric around a circumference), we were able to merge skin, structure and form removing hierarchies between them. New fabrication and modeling technologies allowed for the translation of a garment scaled concept to become a realised space.
Leanne Zilka
Research Collaborators
RMIT Property Services, Dr Jenny Underwood – Senior lecturer in textile design, RMIT and students from the architecture program at RMIT University
Industry Partners
Autex Pty Ltd
Date: 2017
Status: Completed