Welcome to the Breathing Skins Project

An architectural experiment to develop simple technologies to improve our future living environment. The project focuses on responsive facades that allow to gradually adapt room climate and condition to the users' changing needs.

The Breathing Skins technology is inspired by organic skins that adjust their permeability to control the flow of substances between inside and outside. Pneumatic muscles regulate the amount of incident light, views, and air passing the Breathing Skin.

Watch this video to learn more about the functionality of the breathing skins facade










AIT ArchitekturSalon

Bei den Mühren 70, 20457 Hamburg


AIT ArchitekturSalon

Vogelsanger Straße 70
, 50823 Köln


Designers Open

Kongresshalle am Zoo
Pfaffendorfer Straße 31, 04105 Leipzig

31/03 - 21/04/2016




28/04 - 25/05/2016




21/10  - 23/10/2016

German Design Award 2017


Green Product Selection 2016

+ Nomination for Green Product Award

AIT-Award 'Best in Interior and Architecture 2016'

Special mention, Category Retail/ Trade fair design

Textile Structures For New Building 2015

1. Prize, Category Composites And Hybrid Structures, Techtextil Messe Frankfurt

Stuttgarter Leichtbaupreis 2014

Verein zur Förderung des Leichtbaus e.V.

Living In The Future Award 2014

2. Prize, Verein Gebäudetechnik Südwestfalen e.V.

In the Breathing Skins showroom, the Breathing Skins Technology can be experienced and tested under realistic conditions. On every square meter, 140 pneumatic muscles are controlled without any visible technical installations.


Around 2800 of these are integrated into the facade, amounting a length of over ten meters and an area of 25sqm.

The Breathing Skins showroom was realized in 2015, Location Mandelbachtal, Germany, with great support of all our partners :

Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH

Bayer MaterialScience AG /Covestro AG

HASCO Hasenclever GmbH + Co KG

Festool GmbH

SPAX International GmbH & Co. KG

Universität Stuttgart IBK1, IKT, ILEK

Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik

und Automatisierung IPA


Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Becker

Inventor Breathing Skins technology

Project manager, Freelancer based in Berlin

B.A. Simon Huffer

Planer wooden construction of

the Breathing Skins showroom

For more information, feel free to contact us:


Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Becker

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