Milan News: Piuarch presents ‘FlyingGarden’

Kokedama volanti

At the 2014 Fuorisalone Piuarch presents its vision of urban regeneration via the redevelopment task for the courtyards of Milan: “from Courtyard to Courtyard” 


FlyingGarden is the identify of the floating set up that Piuarch (winner of the 2013 Italian Architect Prize) and Cornelius Gavril have developed for the 2014 Fuorisalone. The façade and the interior spaces and walls of the Piuarch studio on Through Palermo 1 are strewn with 150 Kokedama.

Kokedama singolo

Made up of aromatic herbs, vegetable plants and edible flowers, FlyingGarden is a metaphor of the choices of bringing normal aesthetics into everyday perform environments.

The outcome is a constellation of colours and scents that transforms even the most sterile spaces into a green ecosystem.

Roof Garden Piuarch Building

From Courtyard to Courtyard

FlyingGarden is the first undertaking inside the broader from Courtyard to Courtyard project, through which Piuarch takes component in the debate on the city of Milan as it prepares for the Expo 2015 and, far more usually, on the situation of top quality in modern metropolitan residing spaces. It means applying to every day existence – locally, at property and at function – the examination and design skills that can change the face of the city.

The Roof Garden

The first permanent redevelopment project is dedicated to transforming the roof of the Piuarch Studio into a new multifunctional “green region.” The garden between the courtyards will be several things in 1: a task for upgrading the power efficiency of the constructing, a landscaping, decorative, social and meals self-sufficiency tool.

mappa dei cortili

– Feel Tank Room

Throughout the 2014 Fuorisalone, a single wing of the Piuarch studio will become the Think Tank Space. In this area Piuarch will be staging its project and civic vision of topics concerning the modern city, and above all it will also be an interactive area for collecting tips, notices, visions, inspirations and tasks and putting them in a ne2rk for producing a debate on a various model for spot advancement.

Visitors can fuel this debate with their contributions and experiences. A Facebook page developed especially for this goal will publish in true time the suggestions, drawings, proposals, ideas and words of individuals who come and want to leave their very own mark on these topics.

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