The Federal Ministry For The Environment of Germany awards the Breathing Skins technology with a Ecodesign Award 2016 28/11/2016
In 2015, the first accessible prototype building has been built, that is covered by a Breathing Skin. Discover in the video the functional and atmospheric potentials of a responsive architecture, that adapts to internal and external influences and requirements.
Open systems like organism control the exchange with their environment to maintain the internal equilibrium. Is it not about time for architecture to do the same? Adaptive facades can reduce the energetic need of buildings and create a healthier room climate.
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.
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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:
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, based in Berlin
B.A. Simon Huffer
Planer wooden construction of
the Breathing Skins showroom
31/03 - 21/04/2016
28/04 - 25/05/2016
21/10 - 23/10/2016
Bundespreis Ecodesign 2016
Winner, Category Young Talent
Winner Newcomers in Architecture
Innovation Selection, Winner
Special mention, Category Retail/ Trade fair design
Textile Structures For New Building 2015
1. Prize, Category Composites And Hybrid Structures
Stuttgarter Leichtbaupreis 2014
Verein zur Förderung des Leichtbaus e.V.
Living In The Future Award 2014
2. Prize, Verein Gebäudetechnik Südwestfalen e.V.