“The Algae House” book launches at Venice Biennale

“the algae house” book launches at venice biennale

“The Algae House”, a new book on the world’s first building equipped with an algae bioreactor façade was launched on 8th November at the 14th Venice International Architecture Biennale.

The book has been developed by Edith Hemmrich, Mark Blaschitz and Jan Wurm, all of whom played key roles in the creation of the BIQ House and its algae façade.

Together with three other “Smart Material Houses”, the prototypical building by SPLITTERWERK and Arup forms part of the International Building Exhibition 2013 in Hamburg. Microalgae are cultivated in glass photo bioreactors to generate energy and, at the same time, control the light and shade into the building.

With its innovative floor plan typologies “Hamburg Apartment” and “Milan Apartment”, this “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, an initial summary and detailed plans and visuals from the first hand-drawn sketches, floor plans and cross-sections. There is also a photo essay of the project by the Austrian architectural photographer Paul Ott.

About the book:

Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Niggli Verlag
ISBN 978-3-7212-0907-5
Language: English, German
22.50 Euro

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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