We all know that the phrase ‘green design’ has come to be a shorthand for a whole range of sustainable practices – from utilising reclaimed and recycled materials, minimising waste within projects, ensuring items can be reused at the end of their life, ethical practices and renewable power production – to name but a few.
With green interior design, all of the above phrases can, should be included wherever possible to create not only a ‘green’ interior but a beautiful place to inhabit and enjoy. Filling spaces with chemical free surfaces and lovely natural materials is good for the environment and our souls alike. Don’t we all hanker for a reconnection with nature?
But there are some green interior design projects which take the element of the outside, inside and our lack of connection with the natural environment to the absolute extreme, such as this truly stunning project by British artists, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey.
The pair have created a green interior design which can only be described as alive. Green walls are one thing, but Ackroyd and Harvey have completely transformed the walls of Dilston Grove, a Grade-II Listed building in Southwark Park into a growing wonder.
Using clay mixed with grass seeds, the walls have been plastered with the growing mixture which works in a similar way to the good old seed bomb. Give it a bit of time, some water and some light, and nature does the rest.
The result looks beautifully ethereal – especially with the light from the rose window in the church creating a moving spotlight throughout the day.
Whilst a ‘green interior’ we do not know exactly how sustainable the space is, and the amount of water the installation requires, but surely this has to be the ultimate in real green wall coverings?
(image via inhabitat)