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-Apr-27 : Conversations about food in corona times
Stakeholders in an informal settlement in Burkina Faso’s capital are dealing with social distancing and food security.
Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL) concept (2004)
Design-based research on the possibilities of integrating urban agriculture into design and planning
2020-Apr-6 : A dynamic masterplan for PHV Heidelberg
Productive Urban Landscape is one of the key themes of the plan that has now been recommended to the City for implementation.
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-Mar-20 : Plattform Produktives Stadtgrün goes live!
It is with great pleasure that we announce the full going-live of the website Platform Productive Urban Green for Berlin.
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-Mar-6 : COST Action Circular Cities convenes in Instanbul
Members of the COST Action Implementing nature-based solutions for creating a resourceful city (Circular Cities) met in Turkey.
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-Feb-21 : Building continuous productive (peri-)urban landscapes: New book chapter out
This invited book chapter by André and Katrin has been published last week in a new book.
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.
The Thames Gateway Report (2004)
Feasibility study about integrating productive urban landscapes into London's Eastern expansion areas
2020-Feb-13 : The Village Green at Playing/Field Marzahn is badly missed.
The Dorfplatz, designed and built in 2014 by students of the TU Berlin taught by Katrin Bohn, served the community until last year.
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.