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-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.
Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL) concept (2004)
Design-based research on the possibilities of integrating urban agriculture into design and planning
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.
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-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.
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-Apr-05 : Spiel/Feld Marzahn counts high number of plant species.
The Wild Pollinator Project found 127 plant species in its scientific survey.
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-Mar-22 : Presenting our work at IAAC Barcelona
Bohn&Viljoen were invited to give a talk at the Institute for advanced architecture in Catalonia (IAAC).
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-Mar-15 : A community garden programme for Berlin
Katrin was one of more than 100 people gathering to kick-off a long-awaited project by Berlin’s Senate.
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.