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Surface Deep: Honeycomb Moss Sculpture Swells Across Quebec’s Reford Garden

Posted By Helen Morgan On July 25, 2011 @ 7:30 am In Art,carousel showcase,gallery,Landscape Architecture | 1 Comment

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The structure greets visitors on first arrival with an impressive take on a traditional wall that would otherwise be an overlooked necessity. The temporary entrance simultaneously acts as both a resting space and a point of guidance that brings visitors towards the grounds.

The piece’s title reflects the importance placed on the unit, a strong space to act as an interactive site for people to walk on and around, while also containing plants embedded in its structure. The varied angles of the design frame a seating area, while open webbing is the perfect base for the different mosses planted inside the honeycomb-esque panels [6].

An interactive design, Surface Deep was created in collaboration with students from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design [7].

+ asensio_mah [3]

Via Designboom [8]

Images courtesy of asensio_mah


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[3] asensio_mah: http://www.asensio-mah.com

[4] outdoor installation: http://inhabitat.com/pixelated-birdhouses-sprout-on-city-trees-in-london/

[5] Reford Garden’s Metis International Garden Festival: http://www.refordgardens.com/english/

[6] honeycomb-esque panels: http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-times-eureka-pavilion-mimics-the-cellular-structure-of-plants/

[7] Harvard’s Graduate School of Design: http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/

[8] Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/15806/asensio-mah-surface-deep.html

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