For the 2013 International Garden Festival, Massachusetts-based architecture firm Ecoid unveiled Smart Small, a garden composed of hundreds of small modular units that highlight the beauty and intelligence of mosses. To grow mosses successfully, they require a certain level of wind, shade and moisture because they obtain all their nutrients from the air. Creating heterogeneous microclimate, the units are self-contained habitats, and they could be used in a wide variety of landscape architecture applications, ranging from green roofs to indoor gardens.
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