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PlantHouse
by Büro für Bauform

Büro für Bauform

PlantHouse aims to increase the biodiversity of cities, enhance air quality and cool down buildings through shading and vaporisation.

The project sets an example of how we could live in the future.

The upward extension of this war-damaged building is based on original pre-war architecture. However, by creating an open-roof structure the history of the building is kept alive.

The opportunity to have a fully functional garden in the midst of a dense urban setting is what makes this project stand out.

The steel framework and sandwich panel facade are typically used in industrial construction. By creating custom details and clean connection points, the studio explained that modest materials can still achieve high-quality architecture.


This project has been longlisted in the residential rebirth project category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Architect: Büro für Bauform
Project: PlantHouse

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