Ferdinand Ludwig studied architecture and graduated with his PhD thesis "Botanische Grundlagen der Baubotanik und deren Anwendung im Entwurf". He is a pioneering architect in the field of “Living Plant Constructions” (Baubotanik). In the recent years he designed and realized highly regarded projects that combine growth processes of living plants with an engineering approach. In his PhD-studies, he developed multiple horticultural construction techniques and analysed botanical rules of growth to deduce construction rules for living plant constructions. In 2007 he was one of the co-founders of the “Research Group Baubotanik” at the Institute of Architectural Theory at the University of Stuttgart. Since that time he organized different workshops and hold many lectures on Living Plant Constructions at the University of Stuttgart and worldwide.