Thinking Skins - Swarm-Bot Building Envelopes

Braun, Dirk Henning (Corresponding author); Hoppe, Philipp (Corresponding author)

2013. - Aachen : Publikationsserver der RWTH Aachen University (2013, 2014)
Abstract, Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings

In: Beyond the limits of man : proceedings of the IASS 2013 Symposium, Wrocław, Poland, 23-27 September 2013 / ed. Jan B. Obrębski and Romuald Tarczewski ; International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
Page(s)/Article-Nr.: 244


In light of the ever increasing complexity of the demands on building facades, this paper investigates the potential of intelligent building envelopes comprised of swarms of nano robots. These systems could help immensely improve the performance of facades in respect to building efficiency and uncover new realms of spacial/architectural qualities.


  • Chair of Building Technology [211710]