Building Powered By Algae Growing On Its Facade

Building Powered By Algae Growing On Its Facade
Design

The BIQ house will use microalgae to generate renewable energy for the building while also providing shade.

Emma Hutchings
  • 22 october 2012

The BIQ house in Germany, which was designed for the International Building Exhibition in Hamburg, features a ‘bio-adaptive façade’ that uses microalgae to generate renewable energy and provide shade. The zero-energy house is currently under construction and will be the first real-life test for the new façade system.

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