Our concept is inspired by the breathing skin idea and its appearance trying to create changing transparency with the use of sensors (volume/movement), air balloons with air pipes to create a facade that changes according to the solar radiation.
Breathing skin is an epidermal façade that can adjust its permeability according to its environment. It adapts to the fluctuating conditions of the external environment so that it can maintain control over and normalize the internal environment. The use of air to mediate factors such as heating and cooling through dynamic solar shading and  ́breathable` membranes, is still a relatively unexplored area of building science. This experimental work can be understood in the context of biomimetics, a new branch of engineering, which takes its inspiration from natural systems and their analogues.

“A new dynamic method… based on radiation physics, capable of using solar energy for heating and the heat sink effect space for cooling”
Nikolaus Laing
1, 4 Pneuhaus’ temporary Bubble Dome/ 2 Greg lynn blob wall/ 3 Media TIC, Cloud 9 Architects/ 5 Tobias Becker breathing skins/6 Arup, PTW and CSCEC/ 7 Cellular Pneumatic Envelope Assemblies
1/2 Media TIC, Cloud 9 Architects
Testing / Sketches



ADAPTIVE PNEUMATIC SKIN is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
developed at Master in Advanced Architecture, in 2019 by:
Students_Dinesh Kumar Vellingiri, Daniel Nahmias, Ibrahim Ugur Kukner, Tomás García de la Huerta, Teddy Fadous