energy efficiency, architecture, façade, e-textiles, smart materials, smart3, Adaptex, adaptive surfaces, smart textiles, high tech materials


The joint research project Adaptex focuses on the development of a textile sun protection for intelligent-adaptive facades through the integration of shape memory alloys. The research project is carried out by seven partners from science and industry and is funded within the consortium smart3 (, BMBF funding guideline Zwanzig20 – Partnership for Innovation). The main activity of the weißensee academy of arts concerns the creative-scientific, content-related and operative processing of the R&D project – from the initial feasibility study to the final implementation.

Lead: Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Christiane Sauer
DXM Researchers: Dipl.-Des. Ebba Fransén Waldhör, Dipl.-Ing. Maxie Schneider, Rebecca Schedler

Facade-Lab GmbH (Project Coordinator)
Fraunhofer Institut for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU
Carl Stahl ARC GmbH
Verseidag-INDUTEX GmbH
ITP GmbH (Society for intelligent textile products)
SGS Engineering Services in Civil Engineering GmbH

Research project funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research within the framework of the smart³ project