Who doesn’t want a piece of nature in the office? The designers of Nine99 created delicious grass squares to give a natural touch to the office or home by placing them freely or according to feng-shui. The entire project is made of recycled materials and tries to merge the home with the outdoors. “Unlike ordinary flowers, grass is completely natural, a piece of earth, that grows indoors with minimal care.” As you can see, it’s not just about a piece of ordinary grass, but rather about the lovely package. The packages have an air opening to gain longer shelf live for the product.
We like to consider the city as an organism but are cities really living? Thanks to new technologies, living architecture and literally sustainable cities may become a reality. Rachel Armstrong collaborates with architects and scientists to explore the use of metabolic materials for the practice of architecture — construction materials that possess some of the properties of living systems, and can be manipulated to ‘grow’ architecture.Read more →
“To my delight I found serviceberry trees in several places, as well as mulberry bushes and trees, two cherry trees I didn’t know about, and even a plum tree!” The people behind the awesome blog La Casa Urbana were surprised to come across such a lot of fruit trees in public space in their neighbourhood….Read more →
Markets are definitely among the most attracting urban places, linking communities and people of differerent cultural backgrounds. The temporary floating market, that popped up July 6 in North Amsterdam is an experiment aiming to find out what markets could mean regarding the neutralisation of spatial and cultural barriers. The Johan van Hasseltkanaal forms a spatial…Read more →