The research group Architecture and Intelligent Living tackles questions related to accessibility, comfort perception in built spaces and data-driven design and operation. In the context of accessibility, our work focuses on how buildings and cities could be designed to support equitable access and independence of all people. With a focus on comfort perception, we like to advance our understanding of what makes spaces pleasant and restorative for different people, temporalities and contexts. In terms of data-driven design and operations, we like to address the issues of health in spaces and climate awareness, particularly how this information can be used to support occupant decision-making and improve buildings at the design stages. By examining the physical space in relationship to information and technology, our work also asks whether and how the presence of technology can support our usage and experience of built spaces.
AIL is part of Real-World Lab accessibility.
Caroline Karmann and Abel Sepulveda Luque attended the 30th Quadrennial Session of the CIE in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Caroline presented on the variation in non‐image forming effects of light at the workplace. This work is based on field studies in two open plan offices with different orientations and during different seasons.Link_more
The lab of Architecture & Intelligent Living (AIL) is seeking for participants.Link_more
The Laboratory for Architecture and Intelligent Living is participating in the IEB Science Week "Aesthetics Technology and Innovation" at Triangle (Kronenplatz, Karlsruhe).Link_more
Abel Sepulveda Luque joins the laboratory of Architecture and Intelligent Living.Link_more
How to define intelligent living?
– Inaugural lecture by Prof.'in Dr. Caroline KarmannLink_more
Caroline Karmann appears in KIT news: Digital technologies and building for an inclusive societyLink_more