Ecolopes Publications

Ludwig, F., Hensel M. & Weisser, W.W. (2021). ECOLOPES – Gebäudehüllen als biodiverse Lebensräume. In: Bauen von morgen: Zukunftsthemen und Szenarien. Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR) im Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (BBR). Available online:

Perini, K., Barath, S., Canepa, M., Hensel, M., Mimet, A., Mosca, F., Roccotiello, E., Selami, T., Sunguroğlu Hensel, D., Tyc, J., Utahya Selvan S., Vogler V., Weisser W.W., (2021) ECOLOPES ​- A multi-species design approach to building envelope design for regenerative urban ecosystems. In: RESPONSIVE CITIES: DESIGN WITH NATURE. SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS 2021 (IAAC)​.

Canepa, M., Mosca , F., Barath, S., Changenet, A., Hauck, T. E., Ludwig , F., Roccotiello, E., Pianta, M., Selvan, S. U., Vogler, V. and Perini , K. (2022) “Ecolopes, beyond greening. A multi-species approach for urban design”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 11(online), pp. 238-245. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/11212022.

Pre-Ecolopes Publications

Apfelbeck, B., Jakoby, C., Hanusch, M., Steffani, E.B., Hauck, T.E., & Weisser, W.W. (2019) A conceptual framework for choosing target species for wildlife-inclusive urban design. Sustainability 11 (24): 6972. Available online:

Apfelbeck, B., R. Snep, P. H., Hauck, T. E., Ferguson, J., Holy, M., Jakoby, C., Scott MacIvor, J., Schär, L., Taylor, M. & Weisser, W. W. (2020). Designing wildlife-inclusive cities that support human-animal co-existence. Landscape and Urban Planning 200: 103817. Available online:

Eisenberg, B., C. Morandi, P. Richter, F. Well, M. Winker, R. Minke, H. Steinmetz & F. Ludwig (2021). The Impulse Project Stuttgart—Stimulating Resilient Urban Development Through Blue-Green Infrastructure. In: Building Resilience to Natural Hazards in the Context of Climate Change, Springer: 157-171.

Jakoby, C., Rogers, R., Apfelbeck, B., Hauck, T., & Weisser, W. W. (2019) Wildtiere im Wohnumfeld: wie werden sie von Wohnungsunternehmen bewertet? Natur und Landschaft 5: 181-187. Available online:

Hensel M. (2012) ‘Modelling Modelling – Trajectories in Developing Instrumental Design Processes’. In: Ayres, P. (Ed.) Persistent Modelling: Extending the Role of Architectural Representation. London: Routledge, 71-80.

Hensel, M. (2013) ‘Non-anthropocentric Architecture’. In: Hensel, M. (ed.) Performance-oriented Architecture – Rethinking Architectural Design and the Built Environment. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 45-52.

Hensel M. (2019) ‘The Rights to Ground: Integrating Human and Non-Human Perspectives in an Inclusive Approach to Sustainability’. Sustainable Development 27: 245-251. doi: 10.1002/sd.1883

Hensel, M. & Sunguroğlu Hensel, D.  (2010). Extended Thresholds II: The Articulated Threshold. Turkey: At the ThresholdAD Architectural Design 80(1): 20-25.

Hensel, M., Sunguroğlu Hensel, D. & Sørensen, S.S. (2018) Embedded Architectures: Inquiries into Architectures, Diffuse Heritage and Natural Environments in Search for better informed Design Approaches to Sustainability. Time + Architecture 3 Vol. 161: 42-45.

Hensel M. & Sunguroğlu Hensel D. (2020) ‘Embedded Architectures – An Overarching Approach to Compound Sustainability Problems including Urban Climate Mitigation’. In A. Battisti & D. Santucci (Eds.) Activating Public Space – An Approach for Climate Change Mitigation. Munich: Technical University Munich, 55-63.

Hensel M. & Sunguroğlu Hensel D. (2020) ‘Performances of Architectures and Environments – A Framework’. In M. Kanaani (Ed.) The Routledge Companion to Performativity in Design and Architecture: Using Time to Craft an Enduring, Resilient and Relevant Architecture. Milton Park: Routledge, 1-17.

Höpfl, L., D. Sunguroğlu Hensel, M. Hensel & F. Ludwig (2021). “Initiating Research into Adapting Rural Hedging Techniques, Hedge Types, and Hedgerow Networks as Novel Urban Green Systems.” Land 10(5): 529.

Ludwig, F. (2016). Baubotanik: Designing with Living Material. In: Löschke, S. (ed.) Materiality and Architecture. Routledge.

Ludwig, F. (2021). “The Imposition of Uncertainty.” In: Urban Environments as Spaces of Living in Transformation, 21.

Ludwig, F., W. Middleton, F. Gallenmüller, P. Rogers and T. Speck (2019). “Living bridges using aerial roots of ficus elastic – an interdisciplinary perspective.” Scientific reports 9(1): 1-11.

Ludwig, F. and D. Schönle (2018). Growth as a Concept. In: Hortitecture – The power of architecture and plants, Jovis: 65-71.

Melsom, J., Fraguada, L., & Hurkxkens, I. (2017). “Onsite analysis: Developing a flexible software field-kit for landscape architecture and spatial design”. Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture 2: 262–270.

Middleton, W., A. Habibi, S. Shankar & Ludwig, F. (2020). “Characterizing Regenerative Aspects of Living Root Bridges.” Sustainability 12(8): 3267.

Middleton, W., Shu, Q. & Ludwig, F. (2019). “Photogrammetry as a Tool for Living Architecture.” The International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences 42: 195-201.

Mimet, A., Kerbiriou, C., Simon, L., Julien, J. F. & Raymond, R. (2020). Contribution of private gardens to habitat availability, connectivity and conservation of the common pipistrelle in Paris. Landscape and Urban Planning 193. Available online:

Perini, K., & Roccotiello, E. (2018). Vertical greening systems for pollutants reduction. In: Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability, Elsevier (imprint Butterworth-Heinemann): 131-140. Available online:

Perini, K., Castellari, P., Giachetta, A., Turcato, C., & Roccotiello, E. (2020). Experiencing innovative biomaterials for buildings: Potentialities of mosses. Building and Environment 172. Available online:

Perini, K., Chokhachian, A., Dong, S., & Auer, T. (2017), Modeling and simulating urban outdoor comfort: Coupling ENVI-Met and TRNSYS by grasshopper. Energy and Buildings 152: 373-384. Available online:

Perini, K., Ottelé, M., Giulini, S., Magliocco, A., & Roccotiello, E. (2017). Quantification of fine dust deposition on different plant species in a vertical greening system. Ecological Engineering 100:268-276. Available online:

Rosasco, P. & Perini, K. (2019), Selection of (Green) Roof Systems: A Sustainability-Based Multi-Criteria Analysis. Buildings 134: 1-17, Available online:

Rosasco, P., & Perini, K. (2018). Evaluating the economic sustainability of a vertical greening system: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of a pilot project in Mediterranean area. Building and Environment 142: 524–533. Available online:

Shu, Q., Middleton, W., Dörstelmann, M., Santucci, D. & Ludwig, F. (2020). “Urban Microclimate Canopy: Design, Manufacture, Installation, and Growth Simulation of a Living Architecture Prototype.” Sustainability 12(15): 6004.

Sunguroğlu Hensel, D. (2021) Data-driven Design Research on Green Construction – Enabling Intensification and Restoration through Hybrid Typologies. Dimensions – Journal of Architectural Knowledge.

Sunguroğlu Hensel, D. (2020) Ecological Prototypes – Initiating Design Innovation in Green Construction. Sustainability 12 (14): 5865. Available Online:

Sunguroğlu Hensel, D. & Vincent, J.F.V. (2015). Evolutionary inventive problem-solving in biology and architecture: ArchiTRIZ and Material-Ontology. Intelligent Buildings International 8 (2): 118-137. Available Online:

Tyc J., Sunguroğlu Hensel D., Parisi E.I, Tucci G. & Hensel M. (2021) ‘Integration of remote sensing data into a composite voxel model for environmental performance analysis of terraced vineyards in Tuscany, Italy’. Remote Sensing 13(17): 3483. ISSN 2072-4292,

Valkanova, N., Moghnieh, A., Arroyo, E., & Blat, J. (2010). “AmbientNEWS: Augmenting information discovery in complex settings through aesthetic design”. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation, pp. 439–444.

Vogler, V., Schneider S., Willmann J. (2019) “High-Resolution Underwater 3-d Monitoring Methods to Reconstruct Artificial Coral Reefs in the Bali Sea: A Case Study of an Artificial Reef Prototype in Gili Trawangan”. Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture 4: 275–289.

Weisser, W. W., & Hauck, T. E. (2017) ANIMAL-AIDED DESIGN – using a species’ life-cycle to improve open space planning and conservation in cities and elsewhere. bioRxiv: 150359. Available online:

Well, F. & Ludwig, F. (2020). “Blue–green architecture: A case study analysis considering the synergetic effects of water and vegetation.” Frontiers of Architectural Research 9(1): 191-202.

Well, F. & Ludwig, F. (2021). “Development of an Integrated Design Strategy for Blue-Green Architecture.” Sustainability 13(14): 7944.