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.
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.
+ The Architecture Foundation
Photos by Danica O.Kus and The Architecture Foundation