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Moss Your City: Gorgeous Living Walls Sprout in London

Posted By Kristi Bernick On August 6, 2010 @ 3:10 pm In Gardening,green Interiors,Landscape Architecture | No Comments

Guerrilla Gardening, Moss your city, Pushak, norway, london, the architecture foundation, green design, sustainable design, eco design [1]Photo by Danica O.Kus [2]

Norwegian design [3] studio PUSHAK [4] recently installed a breathtaking series of moss-covered arches in the entry and gallery space of The Architecture Foundation [5]‘s London headquarters. Dubbed Moss Your City [6], the project was installed during the London Festival of Architecture [7] as a part of the foundation’s international exchange program, which promotes emerging architects in both Norway and the UK. The project encourages individuals “to become foresters in their own city” by participating in guerilla gardening [8] actions.

Guerrilla Gardening, Moss your city, Pushak, norway, london, the architecture foundation, green design, sustainable design, eco designPhoto by Danica O.Kus [2]

Moss Your City presents a series of grand architectural structures [9] that represent PUSHAK’s local Norwegian landscape [10] combined with the specific site conditions within London’s urban environment [11]. The installation serves as a hub for activity and provides a great space for festival events to take place. Moss Your City is suggested to be the “well behaved little cousin” of the Bankside Urban Forest [12], an initiative that brings awareness to guerilla greening projects.

PUSHAK’s mission is to create built environments that re-think traditional planning methods and prove that environmentally-friendly design can become a positive component of contemporary architecture [9].

The Moss Your City exhibition (which was originally scheduled to end today) has now been extended until August 12th.

+ PUSHAK [4]

+ The Architecture Foundation [5]

Photos by Danica O.Kus [2] and The Architecture Foundation [5]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/06/moss-your-city-gorgeous-living-walls-sprout-in-london/untitled-17-2/

[2] Danica O.Kus: http://www.danicakus.com

[3] Norwegian design: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=Norwegian

[4] PUSHAK: http://www.pushak.no

[5] The Architecture Foundation: http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/

[6] Moss Your City: http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/programme/2010/moss-your-city

[7] London Festival of Architecture: http://www.lfa2008.org/

[8] guerilla gardening: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=guerilla+gardening

[9] architectural structures: http://inhabitat.com/architecture/

[10] landscape: http://www.inhabitat.com/landscape-architecture/

[11] London’s urban environment: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=London

[12] Bankside Urban Forest: http://www.betterbankside.co.uk/bankside-urban-forest

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