Biophilic Architecture: Sustainable Materialization of Microalgae Facades

Aug 21, 2019

This report sets out a microalgae design imperative, describes the BIQ building located in Hamburg, Germany and known as the first microalgae powered building in the world, and outlines five typologies of microalgae facades: divided, inflated, stranded, suspended, and woven.

Kyoung Hee Kim, PhD, AIA (UNC Charlotte)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

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