With ecological designer Freya Bardell, a day-long Green Roof and Living Architecture workshop at M&A.The day started with a light lunch and a discussion about the pros and cons of creating living membranes upon built surfaces. The rest of the day will be dedicated to installing a basic green roof system on top of M&A.Participants will have the opportunity to assist in a research and art project by each creating a portable roof tile to take home with them that represents all of the steps in creating a green roof inhabited by native plants of your choosing fora wide varity on site. Over the course of a year, plant data will be recorded by all the participants then compiled by Freya, and shared with the public in the form of an art exhibit. We hope to gain knowledge on whether our selected plant species will thrive within the Los Angeles bioregion and to create a living work of art.Freya Bardell works for the living architecture firm, Rana Creek, and is the founder of Greenmeme, a Los Angeles-based design collective.
Another green roof workshop will take place in Spring 2007, as well as a solar water heating workshop, please contact us if you are interested in participating.
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The project involves collecting data about the growth pattens of various native plants within our community. That information is being collated in a database which is accessible here