Team member, Heather Teitz, has been awarded an ASLA Student Research Honor Award for exploring the relationship between 3D printed clay substrates and moss ecosystems. Her research-through-design approach explores the potential ecosystem services of moss in urban built environments.
Using primitive 3D printing technology, Heather explored the efficacy of a number of ceramic materials and forms to sustain a variety of mosses. These modular “bryobricks” can be used to form a number of landscape amenities and features. The research challenges current landscape typologies such as living walls, with a lightweight, cost-effective moss alternative.
More information on Heather’s award winning design here: Foreground for Mosses: Designing 3D Printed Clay Bryobricks to Enhance the Built Environment