GREEN TECHNOLOGIES - Living Architecture

The lecture "Green Technologies - Living Architecture" first of all taught fundamental knowledge of green technologies. Green technologies are understood here as techniques in which living plants play a central role. Topics are among other things green architecture / building greening, (blue-) green infrastructure and vegetation technology. These approaches were analysed as (landscape-) architectural concepts in their social and cultural historic dimensions. The interplay between vegetation, soil, water, climate and building structures were conveyed in order to develop an own approach to traditional as well as innovative examples of green solutions, to independently analyse projects and to develop own concepts in the field of green technologies.     

Building on the lecture, the seminar Green Technologies - Living Architecture has examined outstanding examples of living architecture and related phenomena worldwide. Examples are German “Tanzlinden”, Living Root Bridges, contemporary Baubotanik projects or the weird tree sculptures of the Californian Tree Circus. We were mainly  interested in spatial and temporal aspects and the interaction of these projects with their ecological context. We have systematically investigated / developed a wider range of different atmospheric and conceptual ways of representation in order to work out these characteristics.


Teaching team

Prof. Dr. Ing. Ferdinand Ludwig 


Course language




Master seminar for landscape architecture and architecture students