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Friday, July 5, 2013

Bamboo Billboards

Posted by on Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 8:04 AM

This is one idea...

It's called Urban Air:
Urban air transforms existing urban billboards to living, suspended bamboo gardens. Embedded with intelligent technology, Urban Air becomes a global node - an open space in the urban skyline… An artwork, a symbol, and instrument for a green future.


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Of course, if they had waited enough years, nature would have done to the billboard what it did to Grossinger's in New York:

If you’re the kind of person that’s inclined to spend their vacation somewhere dark, dusty, and dangerous, the motto still rings true today, and you’re not coming for the five-star kosher kitchen. For just as quickly as the resort prospered into a world-class institution, it’s descended into a swift decay. Explorers frequent the grounds, armed with cameras in an attempt to capture the beauty in its devastation, sifting through the artifacts—a broken lounge chair, old reservation records—piecing together a lost age of tourism.…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on July 5, 2013 at 9:12 AM · Report this
Michael of the Green 2
Every single person in that video seemed like a parody of the negative LA stereotype, and the writing seemed like a parody of bad lefty-talk, and the science is bad, and the idea itself is absurd, so... This whole thing is a joke, right? I have to assume it is, and sort of a mean spirited joke at that. I could see this turning out to be a piece of right-wing performance art.
Posted by Michael of the Green on July 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM · Report this
Sandiai 3
@2, and they want money from us.
Posted by Sandiai on July 5, 2013 at 1:31 PM · Report this
Down with #2 - seems like a put on.
Posted by Racing Turtles on July 5, 2013 at 2:49 PM · Report this
mulata 5
@2 @3 @4, I know the Internet is hard, but do you guys even understand the 'concept' of links?
Posted by mulata on July 5, 2013 at 7:47 PM · Report this
Posted by Sandiai on July 5, 2013 at 8:39 PM · Report this
Michael of the Green 7
@5 ... and the performance piece is now complete, having reached their goal, hehe.
Posted by Michael of the Green on July 5, 2013 at 9:45 PM · Report this
Dr. Z 8
Bamboo - especially giant timber bamboo, which this looks to be - is not an epiphyte, so it's going to need fairly intensive maintenance to keep it alive over time. Any contained bamboo is going to become root-bound, so nutrients will be a problem. Better to choose a species that thrives in the forest canopy rather than giant timber bamboo, whose dead 50-60 foot tall canes don't decompose readily and will eventually come crashing down on their surroundings.
Posted by Dr. Z on July 7, 2013 at 1:02 AM · Report this

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