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Living grass walls completely cover the interior of London’s Dilston Grove gallery

Posted By Ana Lisa On February 8, 2015 @ 1:42 pm In Art,Botanical,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Green Interiors,Innovation,Sustainable Materials | 2 Comments

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

Dilston Groveformerly known as Clare College Mission Church [1] 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 [2] interiors.

The grassy wallpaper is the result of covering the ex-church’s interiors with seeds [3] 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 [4]

+ Ackroyd & Harvey [5]

Via GBlog. [6]

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

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

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

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

[5] + Ackroyd & Harvey: http://www.ackroydandharvey.com/

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

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