Okay, so it seems to be a recurrent theme at Seeds Aside these days. Not an obscession yet, I’ll try to prevent this to happen, but there’s quite an happy marriage between plants and architecture (just like here or there, and now this post is adding up too).
Odds for a trend into attempts to incorporate plants within architectural design are greater these days, since plants have been too long set apart as a teratological ingredient of cities. Nevertheless, it seems like it is quite the contrary, and that even when people don’t care about the greeny patches between the walls, there’s a beneficial effect of letting little bits of chlorophyll invading urban space. You know, light and zen. Zenarchitecture.
But there’s still the ancient divorce between the organic and inorganic pending, the organic and the harmful, paving the mind with obfuscation, turning the recent reconciliation into an hazardous mess, framing the issue as a perilous and artificial union. I think this artist illustrated the point well, in making obvious the unnaturality of some settings trying to gain control over self organizing nature. I let you see these pictures from an Artwork next to the Massy train-station. (And I’ll edit later to give you the name for the guy -I’ve forgotten it).
These plants are supposedly relying on artificial pump watering based on solar energy power, and co-tractated by pulleys (or would it be bullies?) to their best physical occupancy…