Piuarch studio, founded in 1996 in Milan, in collaboration with landscape artist Cornelius Gravil, presents Flowerprint, a facade gardening installation located over the exterior of the architecture industrial building in the center of Milan (Via Palermo 5).
The installation, developed during Brera Design Week, features a cascading display of 2,000 flowers including multicoloured roses, oriental lilies, gerberas, carnations, aromatic plants - such as thyme, sage, lavender, rosemary, marjoram, mint - that constantly change depending on lighting and climactic conditions.
The material pattern on the surface of the Piuarch studio has been created using an ancient technique, where cut plant stems are grafted onto whole potato plants — a method that guarantees structure, nutrients and an extended life. Additionally, passengers will experience olfactory elements and distinctive scent inspired by the aroma of fresh grass on a spring morning thanks to Verde Vivo perfumes.
The studio formed by Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and MonicaTricario is located in an open space in a former industrial building that once hosted a typography business in Brera, and devolps also green urban plans urban plans with the contribution of consultants from various disciplines.
Cornelius Gravil is well known as a landscape artist but you will read simply “gardener” in his business card, according to his grandmother (who is 86 years old and lives in Romania) that does not understand the definition of “garden designer”. Cornelius deals with plants and flowers and he’s able to realize, even in a small space, a large green "treasure" that brings calm and peacefulness in urban scenarios.