winterschool : thirdSKIN WS 2013 / 2014

14. - 21. February 2013

Idea, concept and realisation:

Armin Kammer
Assistant Professor | ibbte | University of Stuttgart


Thomas Löffler
Associate Professor of Building Technology
Architecture and Urban Design Program
GUC - German University in Cairo | Egypt

The Institute for Building Technology and Design was hosting a one-week architectural workshop in February 2013.

Emphasis was given to sustainable construction and to the intelligent application of resources like renewable energy in architecture. Lectures related to the workshop topic and excursions to interesting architectural sights attended the workshop program.
One focus of this workshop was the experience by making, the living in and the measurement of physical parameters of an igloo. Another objective of the workshop was to deal creatively with issues important in architecture today: This did not only concern construction and building materials, but was also a question of energy consumption climate adaption and comfort. Concepts and solutions to be worked out during the workshop were developed in an experimental way using available design-simulation-tools and self experiences by evaluating particular projects: The famous Farnsworth House in different climate zones.

The workshop was conducted and tutored by Armin Kammer, Thomas Löffler, Dr. Dusan Fiala with Heike and Stefan Koch, Wildnisschule Allgäu.