MASS TO MEMBRANE
EDITED BY ORIGINAL COPY
Project Team: Julia van den Hout, Cole Cataneo
AUTHOR: NIC GOLDSMITH, FTL DESIGN ENGINEERING STUDIO
Artifice, Fall 2017
with contributions by Robert Kronenburg and thomas fisher.
In Mass to Membrane, Nic Goldsmith—Principal of FTL Design Engineering Studio—presents the continuing evolution of building materials, from heavy stone structures to luminous, lightweight, flexible, and environmentally responsible structures. Through narrative chapters and samples from Goldsmith's extensive portfolio of lightweight tensile structures, the book weaves together a forward-looking story of an ever-changing built environment, paving the way to a better understanding of the possibilities inherent in these new building technologies.