Living Systems Vertical Studio

Date: 1/21/2019 - 5/17/2019
Student Researchers: Leah Bryant, Chris Quinn and James Oberhansley Faculty Advisor: Leila Tolderlund

Living Systems Vertical Studio operates in transition zones – exploring opportunities for living modular membrane systems on, in and thorough vertical building skin surfaces. How we design, thicken, program, grow and cultivate this membrane matrix of urban landscape becoming building, inside becoming outside, and nature becoming city, is essential to increase human health and well-being by growing the ratio, presences and potential for interaction with plants in living city landscapes.

Project: Dynamic Urban Fabric - Interchangeable modules on a draping hexagonal armature adapt to any situation. This fabric system features a structural, flexible armature with interchangeable modules, by drawing from natural patterns and processes.

Plants in a studio project

Close up of vertical studio design


Colorado Center for Community Development

CU Denver

CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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