Breathing Skin

project for the international workshop "building envelopement"

Offices in St Denis, La Reunion
20° 53′ S, 55° 27′ O
tropical climate, high humidity, constantly high temperature, some months with strong wind and rainfall. The sun proctections are horizontal and fixed. The moving elements are activated by the wind. The more stronger it gets, the more closed the facade will be. This provides a constant air circulation with an optimized view outside and on the desk.


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  • breathing-skin_climatic-analysis
  • breathing-skin_climatic-concept
  • breathing-skin_facade
  • breathing-skin_interior
  • breathing-skin_panel-concept
  • breathing-skin_panel-details
  • breathing-skin_construction-details