Bohn&Viljoen Architects is a London-based architectural practice and consultancy with a branch in Berlin. Established in 1999 by architects André Viljoen and Katrin Bohn, we specialise in sustainable urban design and low energy architecture and have gained international recognition for our focus on integrating anything food into design.
PHVision Heidelberg (2016-7)
Visionary conversion of an abandoned US-army estate into a 21st-century metabolic urban quarter
2021-Nov-01 : INVITE: COP26 stand by me
Today, COP 26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, has opened in Glasgow.
Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL) concept (2004)
Design-based research on the possibilities of integrating urban agriculture into design and planning
2021-Jun-21 : Editorial board selects proposals for Mapping the Edible City book
Eight-people-strong board selects more than 20 thematically, geographically and disciplinarily balanced contributions.
Plattform Produktives Stadtgrün (2018-20)
Participatory development of an online platform contributing to the green infrastructure strategy for Berlin
Second Nature Urban Agriculture (2014)
Writings on the potential of urban food growing as a 'second nature' within cities of the future
2021-May-31 : Special Issue on sustainable food planning co-edited by Katrin
An open access Special Issue in the journal Urban Agriculture & Regional Food Systems was released in April.
Urbane Agrikultur in Köln-Ehrenfeld (2010-3)
Participatory design for a (food-)productive urban landscape as part of regeneration processes
Spiel/Feld Marzahn (2011-4)
Particpatory live project with local residents on the creation of a food-productive space
Mapping the Edible City (2019-20)
Bohn&Viljoen co-convene and co-curate a conference panel on new theoretical and methodological directions of food mapping.
2021-May-17 : New initiative to support a LebensMittelPunkt in Berlin
Transformation Haus und Feld invited Berliners to its kick-off meeting about the capital’s decommissioned inner-city airport.
The Urban Agriculture Curtain (2009)
A fully-functioning hydroponic system as prototype for indoor, domestic-scale food growing
Fields & Floors / The productive resort @ UoB (2012/3)
Our Master's students explored productive architectures at two very different urban sites at the South Coast and in London.
2021-May-07 : Connecting circular economy to open space planning in Brighton
André and Katrin discussed the city's Circular Economy Programme with Brighton & Hove City Council.
The Continuous Picnic (2008)
Installation visualising the possible transformations of a Central London street into a food-focused public space
AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Conference Brighton (2010)
We are steering committee members of this AESOP group and hosted its 2nd international conference at the University of Brighton.
London Thames Gateway (2004)
Feasibility study about integrating productive urban landscapes into London's Eastern expansion areas
2021-Apr-19 : A new type of garden city for Hamburg-Öjendorf, Germany
The urban masterplanning for Neue Gartenstadt Öjendorf combines housing, productive landscapes and nature conservation.
A piece of weather / The bathhouse year @ UoB (2007/8)
Starting with an exploration of weather-related phenomena, students went on to design an ecologically-sensitive bathhouse.