The climate responsive skin can adapt to changing climates by using intelligent or non-intelligent, active or passive strategies building envelop. This paper reviews the climate responsive skin design cases in modern buildings, and classifies them basing on environment performance and operation mode. The main aim of this paper is to present state-of-the-art of various kinds of climate responsive skin designs and analysis the current status. It is expected that the study helps to provide the reference for the design and application of climate responsive skin in buildings.
Keywords climate responsive skin, modern buildings, adaptive design