ZipShape is a universal method to fabricate single curved panels from any plain material without mould was the first statement of a paper presented at the Antwerp eCAADe conference in September 2008 (Schindler, 2008). In contrast, the paper at hand introduces ZipShape as a highly specific composite combining different materials and their characteristics. Between those two texts, a paradigm shift took place  from abstract geometrical concept to experiencing the inseparable relation of form and material behaviour. This second step of ZipShape-research was initiated by Swiss design office schindlersalmerón through several workshops with Fachschule für Holztechnik Hamburg, CITA at Royal Academy of the Fine Arts Copenhagen, Bern University of Applied Sciences BFHAHB Biel and The Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Design.