ling fan: floating green ling fan: floating green
sep 14, 2009

ling fan: floating green

‘floating green’ by ling fan

chinese artist and architect ling fan has completed a public art ‘floating green’ in shanghai, china. the public art installation located in pudong zhangjiang hi-tech park, detaches the flat lawn from the earth it covers, folds it and structures it to form inhabitable urban furniture. instead of the notion of people having to abide by the sign ‘keep off!’ people are encouraged to ‘hop on!’ and touch it, smell it, use it and sense it however we please. the thin structure shakes gently when people sitting on it. floating green rejects sculptural iconography in favor of an urban surface articulated in diverse parts.

‘floating green’ image courtesy ling fan

‘floating green’ image courtesy ling fan

‘floating green’ image courtesy ling fan

‘floating green’ image courtesy ling fan

‘floating green’ image courtesy ling fan

‘floating green’ image courtesy ling fan

making process of ‘floating green’ image courtesy ling fan

making process of ‘floating green’ image courtesy ling fan

  • well, this green won’t stay green for long. you need much more earth!

    oliver says:
  • It’s poetic!

    Karlo says:
  • there is a kind of green that is grown on cloth instead of earth. and this kind of technology is very much mature.

    FL says:
  • the grass is glued on the metal sheet?

    Fei says:

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