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Ever thought that sponge would turn the building world upside down? Definitely! The porous 3D cladding system Spongy Skin ‘captures’ solar energy, cools, heats, insulates, saves money and reduces (waste) materials. With Spongy Skin, interior comfort is guaranteed, all year round.


Design Informatics, Delft University of Technology


Maria Valentini Sarakinioti
Main Researcher: Maria Valentini Sarakinioti (Design Informatics – Delft University of Technology)
Thermal Behaviour: Marie de Klijn, Roel Loonen and Jan Hensen (Building Physics and Services – Eindhoven University of Technology); Martin Tenpierik (Building Physics – Delft University of Technology)
Structural Behaviour: Patrick Teuffel, Arno Pronk (Innovative Structural Design – Eindhoven University of Technology); Arthur van Lier, Rens Vorstermans, Eline Dolkemade (Students at Innovative Structural Design – Eindhoven University of Technology)
Façade product: Thaleia Konstantinou and Ulrich Knaack (Design of Construction – Delft University of Technology)
Digital Design and 3D printing: Michela Turrin (project leader), Milou Teeling, Paul de Ruiter, Mark van Erk (Design Informatics – Delft University of Technology); Dick Vlasblom (Kiwi Solutions)
Production of prototypes: Kiwi Solutions
Funded by: 4TU Federation – Lighthouse project
Co-funded byDelft University of Technology; Eindhoven University of Technology; Kiwi Solutions.

Maria Valentini Sarakinioti and Marie de Klijn