pushak: moss your city
 
pushak: moss your city
jul 05, 2010

pushak: moss your city

‘moss your city’ by pushak at the london festival of architecture image courtesy of agnese sanvito

norwegian architectural firm pushak (camilla langeland, sissil morseth gromholt, marthe melbye, and gyda drage kleiva) has designed an installation featuring an indoor moss landscape for the architecture foundation in london, england. ‘moss your city’ is a part of AF’s exchange program for young and emerging architects in norway and the UK. the aim of the project was to encourage foresting initiatives in urban settings by creating a space using natural resources that appealed to the senses in colour and scent. the installation is also an active hub for events and group activities, allowing people to gather and foster positive ideas on greening the city.

‘moss your city’ is on view at the architecture foundation until august 6.

pushak: moss your city image courtesy of pushak

pushak: moss your city image courtesy of pushak

pushak: moss your city image courtesy of pushak

pushak: moss your city image courtesy of fiona robertson

pushak: moss your city image courtesy of agnese sanvito

pushak: moss your city image courtesy of agnese sanvito

pushak: moss your city image courtesy of agnese sanvito

pushak: moss your city image courtesy of agnese sanvito

pushak: moss your city image courtesy of agnese sanvito

  • Really awesome space, but I wonder how they water it, or even if they need to.

    [url=http://www.rogerallen.net/blog] http://www.rogerallen.net/blog [/url]

    Roger Chandler Allen
  • I think this is a great idea, it beats grass rooftops.

    I wonder what the implications are on the material the moss grows on. Would it compromise the integrity of bricks and concrete? Also I expect the environment would have to be fairly humid in order to sustain the moss? Although we are in Smokey conditions constantly due to car exhausts and pollution, but what impact would the humidity have on our health in conjunction with everyday pollution?

    I believe we should be supportive of peoples achievements, especially in one as exciting as this, so my questions are not meant as a criticism or to belittle this project. It is more to better understand how this can work in an everyday environment, so that I may one day look to “Moss my house”!

    www.terrybarriff.com

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