Andreas Körner

Integrated Thermochromic Striation

Utilising heat transfer simulations to predict thermochromic patterns on 3d-printed façade elements.

Research project by Andreas Körner (2022-2023)

Thermochromic materials are promising for architecture, but their limited UV resistance poses a problem for external applications. Such environmentally responsive smart materials have been studied in various fields ranging from fashion to product design and architecture. Building on previous research by the author, the project aimed to overcome the limitations of thermochromics by exploring heat transfer through solids from external to internal … more

Vascular Strata

Team: Marjan Colletti, Andreas Körner


The Yokohama Ferry Terminal building by Foreign Office Architects was designed in 1995 and built in 2002. It has been an icon of digital architecture, embodying computation paradigms, smoothness, and fluidity. Now, almost three decades later, the studio invites students to rethink those paradigms. While the movement of passengers through the building was a form-giving parameter for the terminal, it was also an analogy to the flow of water. In this … more

Thermochromic Topologies

PhD Research exhibited at Potenziale 3 I aut. architektur und tirol (october 2021 – february 2022)

Andreas Körner

As environmental responsibility becomes more prevalent, architects are encouraged to seek alternative mechanical heating and cooling solutions where possible. This has resulted in a shift in design thinking from a desire for a uniformly heated indoor environment to a more varied and comfortable one. However, expressing the thermodynamic qualities actively can be challenging as most thermal comfort parameters are not visible and … more

SE New Technologies

Chromogenic Composites

Course No.: 848181
Teaching: Andreas Körner

In this seminar, students will explore the relationships between digital environmental simulations, digital fabrication, and material properties. The focus lies on the interplay between colour, form, and climate. The objective of the course is to develop a design and fabrication method which links, programs, synchronises and orchestrates those relationships. The results are interactive chromogenic composites that act as interfaces between the built and the natural environment.

In diesem Seminar werden die Studierenden … more