The Algae House

About the First Building with A Bioreactor Façade

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The authors discuss the world’s first building equipped with an algae bioreactor façade in their publication entitled The Algae House. Microalgae are cultivated in glass photobioreactors to generate energy and, at the same time, to control light and shade. The publication features recent essays as well as detailed plans and visuals from the first hand-drawn sketches, floor plans, cross-sections and details to a photo essay by Paul Ott.

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ISBN: 9783721209075 Category:

Splitterwerk & Arup

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Edith Hemmrich, Mark Blaschitz and Jan Wurm discuss the world’s first building equipped with an algae bioreactor façade in their publication entitled The Algae House on the occasion of the 14th Venice International Architecture Biennale in 2014. Together with three other “Smart Material Houses”, the prototypical building by SPLITTERWERK and Arup forms part of the International Building Exhibition (IBA) Hamburg. Microalgae are cultivated in glass photobioreactors to generate energy and, at the same time, to control light and shade. With its innovative floor plan typologies “Hamburg Apartment” and “Milan Apartment”, the “Case Study House” presents contemporary refinements of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “open plan”, Adolf Loos’s “Raumplan”, and Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky’s “Frankfurt Kitchen”. The publication features recent essays as well as detailed plans and visuals from the first hand-drawn sketches, floor plans, cross-sections and details to a photo essay by the important Austrian architectural photographer Paul Ott.

Additional information

Weight 525 g
Dimensions 22.7 x 30.3 cm
Publisher name bnb media gmbh, Zurich
Publication date 16 June 2015
Number of pages 98
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Splitterwerk & Arup
Dimensions 22.7 x 30.3 cm
Weight 525 g