The Breathing Skins Showroom is the first walk-in prototype covered with a Breathing Skin
Minimal air pressure changes inside the glazed sandwich panels cause the deformation of 2800 artificial pores and pigments
Advanced multilayer prototypes show how facades can simultaneously perform multiple adaptive functions
This way, users can precisely set the level of ventilation, airflow and privacy
Basics Prototypes highlighted the different applications of, elastic or plastic deforming materials. Elastic materials, as in this example, change their shape in a very predictable way, similar to folding structures
Ultra-thin films, on the other hand, can deform under enormously low air pressure and thus with minimal energy input. These were therefore used in the Breathing Skins showroom.