Bohn&Viljoen Architects is a London-based architectural practice and consultancy with a branch in Berlin. Established in 1998 by architects André Viljoen and Katrin Bohn, we specialise in sustainable urban design and low energy architecture and have gained international recognition for our strong focus on the integration of anything food into design.
PHVision Heidelberg (2016-7)
Visionary conversion of an abandoned US-army estate into a 21st-century metabolic urban quarter
2020-Jul-13 : Cultivating Architecture at Uni Brighton’s end-of-year show
A Master's of Architecture project at our home university is celebrating building-integrated agriculture.
Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL) concept (2004)
Design-based research on the possibilities of integrating urban agriculture into design and planning
2020-Jun-30 : First virtual meeting of Europe-wide COST Action Circular Cities
Katrin participated in a day-long workshop to jointly develop a Catalogue of Technologies for nature-based solutions (NBS).
Plattform Produktives Stadtgrün (2018-)
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
2020-Jun-19 : Wild Pollinators Project starts at Spiel/Feld Marzahn.
The community garden has been selected as part of a Berlin-wide research on bees, pollination and crowd science.
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 (2020)
Bohn&Viljoen co-convene and co-curate a conference panel on new theoretical and methodological directions of food mapping.
2020-Jun-05 : The RAI Anthropology and Geography conference moves online!
Our panel Mapping the Edible City will now be held at the online conference 14-18 September 2020.
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.
2020-May-27 : Shaping the European Green Deal call
Katrin Bohn has contributed to Area 7 Restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services of the European Commission's draft.
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
2020-May-15 : International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) symposium
Andre Viljoen joined colleagues from Japan, Canada and the USA to convene a special symposium on Borderless Landscapes.
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.