CLIMATELIER is a research and design laboratory with a focus on urban climate, linking the science of urban climatology to urban design and planning. We pursue urban climate studies from a distinctive angle, combining a phenomenological and a physical approach in studying microclimate perceptions. We create design recommendations on urban climate adaptation such as guidelines and prototypical solutions for professional and academic use. These recommendations are partly based on the evidence we generate in our own studies and partly on evidence from other colleagues. To make such evidence fit for use as guidelines and prototypical solutions we translate purely scientific knowledge into design hypotheses that we test in research through designing processes. The testing criteria reflect our combined phenomenological and physical approach and also criteria inherent to urban design. To create urban climate responsive outdoor environments we cooperate with colleagues worldwide, both from academia and design practice.