Publications

Exhibitions

It is unusual for us as climate engineers to show our work, because our work is rather difficult to visualize and to communicate. In spite of this, we have been invited to present our mastery of Klimaengineering at a number of exhibitions and have been delighted to accept at every opportunity.

ECOLOGY.DESIGN.SYNERGY
Behnisch Architekten + Transsolar

Aedes Architecture Forum and the Institute for Foreign Relations (IfA) invited Behnisch Architekten to design an exhibition to showcase their architecture work. However, Behnisch was interested in the theme climate responsive design and asked if we would collaborate. The exhibition not only intensified our relation to the Behnisch office and Frank Ockert (architecture and communication graphics), but also forced us to reflect on our typical project approach. From that point on, we began to focus more on the human experience within the built environment instead of focusing only on its technical systems. Ultimately, a building which manages to delight its occupants is one that is treasured by all. The exhibition opened in 2006 and traveled around the world in two versions until 2016.

green architecture for the future
In 2009, we were approached by Louisiana Museum curators to take part in the exhibition “Frontiers of Architecture II: green architecture for the future”. The museum engaged Frank Ockert to curate our exhibit, which was presenting our climate engineering approach.

cloudscapes
Transsolar + Tetsuo Kondo

We were invited by Kazuyo Sejima, curator of the Architecture Biennale 2010, to participate in the architecture exhibition. We succeeded in creating a cloud, indoors, as a unique visualization of climate engineering. This technical feat was also the first aesthetic climate engineering project we did.

Invisible Architecture
Kuehn Malvezzi + Transsolar

"Architecture as performance and real cooperation" was the subtitle of the exhibition 2017 at Weißenhof Gallerie Stuttgart: "The conventional distribution of roles, in which an overall picture created by architects merely integrates the solutions of engineers, is discarded in favor of an architectural and urban planning approach characterized by the co-authority of the planners involved."

Reversío
The Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology EDIT 2017 in Toronto demonstrated the role of design, innovation and technology in building a sustainable future. Shelter/Cities – as one of the five core exhibits of EDIT – was curated by Carlo Ratti and showcased Reversío. It gave insight to our approach: understanding how humans perceive their environment and define comfort allows us to play with these parameters. It helps us to develop concepts creating "delightful" indoor, outdoor and semi-outdoor spaces. Reversío changed the perception of the space entered.

Caution: HOT!
Transsolar + TUM

Hypothesizing that by 2050 Berlin’s urban climate will be similar to the one of Rome today the installation aims to make the effects of the built environment on the microclimate comprehensive and tangible, by comparing and experiencing microclimatic conditions in Berlin and Rome. Caution: HOT! is set up as part of the exhibition urbainable – stadthaltig | 2020 | at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.