Brompton Biotopia: Balustrade Garden
Material Architecture Lab (MAL) – a research laboratory run by Daniel Widrig and Guan Lee and based at The Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London – is creating an ecosystem in miniature. Known for its work exploring the application of digital fabrication techniques to everyday materials, MAL’s living ecology will attract species of insects that no longer flourish in urban environments. Balustrade Gardens are designed to work on urban balconies, made by hand pressing a mixture of hemp fibres and lime mortar into 3D-printed moulds and CNC-milled parts. The project is supported by Margent Farm and made in collaboration with Jamie Hunt - Edit Landscape Design.