Publisher: Birkhauser, ISBN: 9783035603323, Editor: Ferdinand Ludwig; Daniel Schönle, Format: Softcover, 280 x 220 mm, 240pp
The new discipline of Baubotanik is dedicated to designing with trees. Built projects, prototypes and visionary concepts point the way to a new green architecture. This introduction shows the possibilities of such living constructions and goes into the botanical growth laws that guide the design. Growing Architecture presents the basics of constructing with trees, while encouraging a whole new look at architecture that becomes part of urban nature.
A growing, living house, a building made of a plant seems to be a contradiction in terms. Nevertheless, the Khasi in eastern India already knew how to connect the branches of rubber trees to form footbridges, and in southern Germany dance lime trees formed the centre of villages for centuries.