VERTICAL LANDSCAPES is a Plant-in City Installation suspended in space in the Retail Shop at A/D/O that occupies a vertical volume, staggered with a series of Plant-in TOPOs and Air Terrariums, wired, tethered into space, grounded by a GRID TOPO (A grid framework topography) embedded with moss and sandy elements. The project is an ongoing exploration of integrating the wilderness into the city and explore the metaphysical nature of flow.
Huy Bui is a member of the Workspace at A/D/O since the Spring of 2017. The design and construction of the project was facilitated at the Workspace, where the craft of digital and analog fabrication merge. The project is a working model of how nature in the city can evolve. Further explorations include how environmental sensor technology, renewable energies and irrigation systems can be integrated into the modular watershed installation.
This iteration of Plant-in City investigates the topic of, Art and Architecture in the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch where man has the largest impact on global ecology and how art and architecture can make an impact on this new era of human innovation and design thinking. This project explores how the flow of water and earth (sand, sediment) shape the environment in deep time a guiding principle to the design of Vertical Landscapes.