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Living Grass Walls Completely Cover the Interior of London’s Dilston Grove Gallery!

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 13, 2012 @ 9:20 am In Art,Botanical,carousel showcase,gallery,green Interiors,Sustainable Materials | 3 Comments

Dilston Grove, south east london, grass interiors, Ackroyd & Harvey, art, sustainable materials, botanical

Dilston Grove — formerly known as Clare College Mission Church [6] — is an Italian-style Grade II Listed Building that dates back to 1900. In the 1960s it was converted into a series of artist studios, and now it’s one of South East London’s hidden art world gems. The gallery’s melancholic atmosphere has now been lifted up by Ackroyd & Harvey’s sprouting grass [7] interiors.

The grassy wallpaper is the result of covering the ex-church’s interiors with seeds [8] mixed in clay. The duo plastered the walls, balconies and ceilings with the mixture, and nature finished the work with the help of natural light and fresh water from a hose. The piece is perplexingly beautiful, creating a delicate contrast between growth and decay.

+ Dilston Grove [5]

+ Ackroyd & Harvey [3]

Via GBlog. [9]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/living-grass-walls-completely-cover-the-interior-of-londons-dilston-grove-gallery/ackroyd-harvey-green-grass-dilston-grov-interiors-london-2/?extend=1

[3] Heather Ackroyd & Dan Harvey: http://www.ackroydandharvey.com/

[4] South East London: http://inhabitat.com/londons-deptford-cafe-transforms-an-old-train-carriage-into-an-eco-eatery/

[5] Dilston Grove: http://www.cgplondon.org/exhibitions.php?locale=DILSTON%20GROVE

[6] Clare College Mission Church: http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-471339-former-clare-college-mission-church-berm

[7] grass: http://inhabitat.com/tag/green-facade/

[8] seeds: http://inhabitat.com/jailmakes-reseeding-bricks-help-grow-living-buildings-in-london/

[9] GBlog.: http://blog.gessato.com/2011/12/22/dilston-grove-by-ackroyd-harvey/

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