Lichen within an urban landscape as a natural facade. “One of the most disregarded organisms on the street, but one of the strongest on earth.” I was fascinated by the constant but unknowing existence of lichens in our urban landscape. Through my project, I aim to provide this coexistence in order to change the parasitical notions associated with Lichens. With research pertaining to Lichen material substrates and forms that will inculcate its growth on earth and survival in space, I created these tiles to optimise growth.
A natural pattern. The pattern created by the different materials and the pattern created by the different Lichen species. Different lichen species attach to different material substrates. Different Lichen species have different aesthetic qualities. The Lichen becomes a living building material.