Research project at DXM Design Experiment Material at Weißenschool of art, 2020-21
Efficient sun shading solutions are important to protect building interiors from overheating and to reduce energy required to cool down buildings. The research project ADAPTEX KLIMA+ develops adaptive textile solar shading that open and close through the integration of Shape Memory Alloy – without the need for electricity. In August 2022 the ADAPTEX system was successfully installed as a test demonstrator at the German University of Technology in Muscat, Oman. With its particularly high temperatures, Muscat offers an ideal climate for studying the system's behavior under extreme conditions. The solar shading system was installed on the facade of the university's ECOHAUS, a prototype building for ecological building technology, and included a decentralized sensor network that monitors how the system behaves longterm.
In collaboration with GUTech University in Muscat, Verseidag-Indutex GmbH and i-Mesh | Customizable Textile for Architecture & Design. The project is funded by BMBF Zwanzig20 as part of the smarthoch3 innovation network
Project team weißensee: Prof. Christiane Sauer, Dipl.- Des. Ebba Fransén Waldhör, Dipl. Ing. Maxie Schneider
Photos: Janis Rozkalns