MAS MOSS

Curtains Competition

Austin, USA

2013

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Mas Moss is a concept for a living curtain, dynamic in performance and evolving in verdant organization. It offers an architectural solution for the introduction of plant material into an interior environment by bringing together a population of exposed-root Tillandsia recurvata (commonly known as ballmoss) and a biodegradable, net-like soft structure. The net’s differentiated geometric pattern formalizes the pattern of the epiphytic plants’ natural propagation over time, producing a biofiltration system that also shapes the quality of light within as well as frames the views without. The epiphytic bromeliads stimulate haptic biofiltration while reducing and eliminating VOCs and toxins commonly found in indoor air.

 

The proposal was shortlisted for realization in the Curtains completion by the Center for American Architecture and Design and published in the program catalog.

 

Project collaborators: Tamie Glass and Kendra Ordia