High|Bombastic: Adaptive Skin Conceptual Prototype for Mediterranean Climate

  • Omid Bakhshaei
  • Giuseppe Ridolfi
  • Arman Saberi
Part of the Innovative Renewable Energy book series (INREE)


High|Bombastic is part of a research on Living Building Envelopes still in progress at Mailab, a research center active for 7 years at the University of Florence on Multimedia, Architecture, and Interaction.

High|Bombastic identifies the development of a naturally ventilated double-skin adaptive envelope.

This paper will present the results of the first phase dedicated to the definition and the realization of its conceptual prototype involving dynamic components and materiality speculation.


Double-skin façade Active façade Passive façade Double envelope Double-skin curtain wall Supply-air window Ventilated façade Multiple-skin façade Robotic façade 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Omid Bakhshaei
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Ridolfi
    • 2
  • Arman Saberi
    • 2
  1. 1.Novin Tarh StudioTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Architecture (DIDA)Università degli Studi di FirenzeFlorenceItaly

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