Prof. Brian Cody

Collaborations with world-leading, internationally active architectural firms have proven to be an important instrument to expand the state of knowledge in the field of holistic, total energy conception of buildings and urban design projects and to advance the urgently needed development of this field worldwide. Energy Design Cody is consulted on some of the most exciting and challenging building projects in the world and works with some of the world's leading architects, including Coop Himmelb(l)au, Rem Koolhaas OMA, MVRDV, Miralles Tagliabue, to name but a few. These collaborations have resulted in over 35 first prizes in international competitions. In parallel, software tools are continuously developed to enable the energetic analysis and optimization of innovative energy design concepts. Through teaching, a direct transfer of this innovation know-how to students takes place.


January 2005 - ongoing


Cody, B.: "Form follows Energy. Using natural forces to maximise performance.", Birkhäuser Verlag, 2017

Cody, B.: "Energy-Performative Architecture. Working with the Forces of Nature to Optimize Energy Flows and the Impact on Phenomenology of Architectural Form", in: Mitra Kanaani (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Paradigms of Performativity in Design and Architecture. Using Time to Craft an Eduring, Resilient and Relevant Architecture (1. Ed. 09. December 2019), New York, Routledge / Taylor and Francis, Chapter 20, p. 341 – 361, ISBN 97803670

Cody, B.: "Smart Skins", in: Michael Schuhmacher, Michael-Marcus Vogt, Luis A. Cordòn Krumme (eds), new move. Architecture in Motion - New Dynamic Components and Elements, Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, Basel, 18.12.2019, S. 68 - 71, ISBN 978-3-0356-1360-5

Cody, B.: "Architektur – Energie – Stadt“, in: conference proceedings, 14. Symposium Energieinnovation, 10.- 12.02.2016, Graz/Austria

Cody, B.: "Architecture and Energy“, in: ECOLA European Conference of Leading Architects“, 2015, ISBN  978-3-87181-898-1, AIT Edition 10

Cody, B.: “Energiekonzept”. in Landesarchiv NRW, O&O Baukunst 2015

Cody, B.: „The air that we breathe“, in Uncube, Magazine No. 16,

Cody, B.: "Form follows Energy", in: xia Intelligente Architektur Ausgabe 80, 07-09/2012, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, ISSN 0949-2356

Cody, B.: "Form follows Energy. Beziehungen zwischen Form und Energie in Architektur und Urban Design“, in: Deutsche Bauzeitung DBZ, Heft 6, Gütersloh/D, 2012, ISSN 0011-4782

Cody, B.: "Form follows Energy. Form und Energie in Architektur und Stadtplanung", in: Energetische Sanierung: Denken im Quartier, Pulikation zum Symposium: Erst denken, dann dämmen. Quartiersübergreifende Energiekonzepte zur Sanierung von Bestandsbauten am 7.9.2011, BDA Bund Deutscher Architekten, Berlin/D, 2012

Cody, B.: "Architektur, Bewegung und Energie / Architecture, motion and energy", in: Michael Schumacher, Oliver Schaeffer, Michael-Marcus Vogt (Hrsg.): MOVE. Architektur in Bewegung - Dynamische Komponenten und Bauteile, d/e, Birkhäuser, Basel 2010, ISBN: 978-3-7643-9985-6

Cody, B.: Form follows energy – energy efficiency in architecture and urban design”, in: Ulrich Knaack, Tillmann Klein (Hrsg.): The Future Envelope 3: Facades - the making of, IOS Press BV, Amsterdam 2010, ISBN 978-1-60750-671-3

Cody, B.: "Form follows Energy", Keynote Lecture, Conference Proceedings, Clima 2010 - 10th REHVA World Congress, Antalya/Türkei, 9. - 12. Mai 2010

Cody, B.: "Form follows Energy, Building Energy Performance and Architecture", Mimarliklarin Pazaryeri, UIA 2005 Istanbul Kongresi Etkinlikleri Dizisi, XXII. Dünya Mimarlik Kongresi' nden Secme Bildiriler, Tmmob Mimarlar Odasi, Ankara 2009, ISBN 978-9944-89-655-9

Cody, B.: "Urban Design and Energy", GAM 05, Urbanity not Energy, Springer Wien New York, 2008, ISBN 978-3-211-79203-2

"Form follows Energy", "der architekt", 3/09, Herausgeber: Bund Deutscher Architekten, Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung, ISSN 0003-875X

Cody, B.: “Energy efficiency in architecture and urban design”, Conference proceedings, ICEBO 8th International Conference for enhanced building operations, Berlin, Oktober 2008

Cody, B.: "Exploring the potential for natural ventilation of tall buildings", Conference Proceedings, 29th AIVC Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 2008.

Cody, B.: “Energy efficiency in architecture and urban design”, Conference proceedings, ICEBO 8th International Conference for enhanced building operations, Berlin, Oktober 2008.

Cody, B.: „Gebäude und Energie“ Conference Proceedings, 10. Symposium Energieinnovation, TU Graz, Februar 2008

Cody, B.:„Form follows Energy“, in: Profile – Magazin über Architektur, Issue 5 ,2007, p.04.-10.

Cody, B.:„Gebäude und Energie“, Conference Proceedings, 9. Symposium Energieinnovation, TU Graz, Februar 2006

Cody, B.: “Form follows Energy, Building Energy Performance and Architecture”, Conference Proceedings, UIA 2005 World Architecture Congress, Istanbul, Türkei, 2005

Cody, B.: „Form follows Energy“, in: Graz Architecture Magazine, Bd. 2, Wien: Springer, 2005, p.28.-41.

Cody, B.:“Form follows Energy“, the SOLAR 2003 Conference, Austin, Texas, USA, 2003.

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