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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 Design,Gardening and Plants,Green Interiors,Landscape Architecture | No Comments
Photo by Danica O.Kus 
Norwegian design  studio PUSHAK  recently installed a breathtaking series of moss-covered arches in the entry and gallery space of The Architecture Foundation ‘s London headquarters. Dubbed Moss Your City , the project was installed during the London Festival of Architecture  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  actions.
Photo by Danica O.Kus 
Moss Your City presents a series of grand architectural structures  that represent PUSHAK’s local Norwegian landscape  combined with the specific site conditions within London’s urban environment . 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 , 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 .
The Moss Your City exhibition (which was originally scheduled to end today) has now been extended until August 12th.
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/06/moss-your-city-gorgeous-living-walls-sprout-in-london/untitled-17-2/
 Danica O.Kus: http://www.danicakus.com
 Norwegian design: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=Norwegian
 PUSHAK: http://www.pushak.no
 The Architecture Foundation: http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/
 Moss Your City: http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/programme/2010/moss-your-city
 London Festival of Architecture: http://www.lfa2008.org/
 guerilla gardening: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=guerilla+gardening
 architectural structures: http://inhabitat.com/architecture/
 landscape: http://www.inhabitat.com/landscape-architecture/
 London’s urban environment: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=London
 Bankside Urban Forest: http://www.betterbankside.co.uk/bankside-urban-forest
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