The Green Varnish Installation by Nomad Studio

Here’s an interesting landscaping “installation” called the “GREEN VARNISH” that is more of a social statement as designed by, New York based, landscape architecture firm Nomad Studio.

According to the designersGreen Varnish, is the first installation of its kind which is located in the courtyard of CAM in Saint Louis, with the aim of completely transforming and altering the space. A green fabric made up of thousands of plants floats in the space, symbolically covering the inconvenient facts of society. The structure occupies approximately 200 square metres and has turned the courtyard into an exuberant sculpture filled with life. It is a natural tapestry which plays with the architectural space, while provoking it.

This project has been directed by William E. Roberts and Laura Santín, founding Partners of nomad studio, known for its intuitive approach of combining contemporary art and design with natural elements. Their work, which has been internationally awarded, has mainly focused on projects closely related to the social and environmental impact of landscape architecture.


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Here’s a post containing more details about the installation.

Location: Contemporary Art Museum of Saint Louis (CAM).
Brand: Nomad Studio.
Consultants: Iria Perez and Assoc., LIA Engineering
Assembly Team: Collab – Portico, Green Roof Blocks.

Photos: Jarred Gastreich, David Johnson, courtesy of nomad studio and Contemporary Art Museum of Saint Louis

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