Moistscape- the play of the natural within the artificial

Moistscape is designed by Freecell; a design and fabrication studio working on small scale building projects in New York.

“Located in henry urbach gallery and served ‘as an opportunity to explore the play of the natural within the artificial’. A steel enclosure was constructed to house a series of living mosses hung on planters. Recycled rubber flooring simulated the soft feeling of the moss, while the moss planes could be felt by hand.”

“Combining a three-dimensional steel matrix with inset panels of live moss to create a synthetic urban landscape, moistscape will bring us into a range of encounters with damp, verdant planes of transplanted nature. Four types of moss will float above a ground of soft rubber shards, forming improbable spaces of various scales that invite viewers to engage with the landscape and each other in multiple ways.” (



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