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
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
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