Gallery: The Living Garden Map Uses an Array of Flowers to Depict a Blo...

Planted for the art show 'Ecoismi 2012' at Cassano d'Adda in Milan province, Italy, the Garden Map reimagines the idea of what maps mean today.

The Giardino Mappa of Cassano d’Adda is a cool living art project that uses a colorful range of flowers to represent a blooming town in Italy. Instead of mapping flat concrete landscapes using traditional cartographic techniques, each flower represents a different public building or facility on the Garden Map. Rose and red flower begonias become residential zones, while white blooms indicate industrial and commercial areas. Public buildings are depicted by yellow flower tagetes and the orange florets represent historical monuments.

Read the rest of this entry »


or your inhabitat account below

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home