Biomimetics and energy efficiency

Enhancing performative buildings by learning from nature's strategies

This website presents information, ideas and all sorts of visions for the topic ‘Biomimetics and energy efficiency’ in the context of performative building envelopes of the future.

The actual use of this website derived from the project website of ‘BioSkin – Research potentials for biologically inspired energy efficient façade systems’, a basic research study that was done between 2009-2012 at AIT. More information about the project can be found here. is now used as a personal information site by Susanne Gosztonyi who is displaying once a while some updates.


BioSkin – biomimetics for facades

BioSkin – Forschungspotenziale für bionisch inspirierte energieeffiziente Fassadentechnologien

The basic research study “BioSkin – Research potentials for biologically inspired energy efficient façade systems” aimed at the identification of potentials from nature for climate-adaptive energy efficient facades of the future. The study was conducted at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Energy Department and funded by the national programme “Haus der ZukunftPlus”. This information serves as a summary of the project outcomes and is also an inspiration for further R&D activities.We appreciate to get notice when you cite results from BioSkin. Thanks!