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8 iconic biobased buildings, listed by BlueCity Lab’s community


For the 5th How T0 Biodesign meetup, BlueCity Lab asked architects and designers from the community to name their most inspiring biobased buildings. BlueCity Lab’s 5th How To Biodesign meetup is titled Next Biobased Building.

In this blogpost, we present the 8 examples we collected. Do you know an example that should be part of this listicle? Email and we’ll add it to this list!

1. Prefab Hemp House (Oude Pekela) by Dun Agro

Hemp House by Dun Agro

2. Mjøstårnet, world’s tallest timber building by Voll Architekter

3. Algae House, Hamburg. Designed by ARUP

4. GreenHuus by KEES van Wuyckhuyse

 5. The Seaweed Homes from Læsø, traditional built houses on an Danish island.

6. Energy Efficient Bamboo House by Studio Cardenas Conscious Design, China.

7. The Island House, a tiny house built with bio-circular materials from the surroundings.

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8. Low Cost Bamboo houses by H&P Architects

Many inspiring examples we know are either paviljons, like the Growing Paviljon (by Pascal Leboucq), the Hi Fi Tower from mycelium (Ecovative Design), and the beautiful Inbag Garden Paviljon made from bamboo by Studio Cardenas. Many living buildings that use concrete in symbiosis with natural solutions, like the Algae House in Hamburg, and Habitat 57 in Sao Paulo are also very inspiring for a more biobased way of constructing.