02 Jun '12, 9am

Building a City for Plants, Inspired by NYC

Building a City for Plants, Inspired by NYC

On TreeHugger, we talk a lot about bringing more greenery into cities. This project takes a different approach: it aims to create a city just for plants. "Plant-In City" is an art installation of modular, stack-able terrariums that will evoke human architecture and technology, inspired by life in New York City. The project is the work of design studio *HB* Collaborative and media architecture firm Med44 . It has been in the works since September 2011, when the idea to create a miniature world that evokes the balance between the fabricated world humans have created and the natural world that still surrounds our cities first came up. "I'm never going to leave New York City, but I still love nature," says Huy Bui of *HB*. This is a shot at having both in one. © *HB* Collaborative / Med44 The creators describe their vision: To live a more sustainable lifestyle. This begins by ...

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