Please join us for another one of our popular Open Studios – this time at Future Green Studio in Brooklyn.
Future Green Studio is an innovative landscape design and urban ecology firm in Brooklyn, New York dedicated to the union of beautiful spaces and green solutions. At the forefront of a global movement focused on establishing place and identity through ecological design, we work on a variety of scales and project types ranging from block-sized post-industrial sites to intimate residential gardens; from the sustainable enhancement of private mixed-use developments with amenity spaces to city-wide research and visioning. Collectively, our projects form a patchwork of productive and performative landscapes that transform homes, neighborhoods and cities.
Our design work is informed by our in-house fabrication workshop where our team of experienced craftsmen create prototypes, custom objects and unique environments. We foster a collaborative environment where specialists in design, horticulture and fabrication work together to produce affordable, sustainable designs that are at once compelling, complex and buildable.
Future Green Studio was recognized in 2015 with the American Society of Landscape Architects National Honor Award for Research for their website www.spontaneousurbanplants.org. Their recently published book Spontaneous Urban Plants: Weeds in NYC investigates the role of wild plants in the urban ecosystem by profiling a cross section of weeds. The intent is to stimulate a discourse between ecologists, designers, artists and the general public that explores societal perceptions of weeds and questions the stigmas that surround them. Leveraging principles of urban ecology and environmental aesthetics, the book and website encourage an objective debate of the value of wild urban plants and thereby challenges contemporary cultural perceptions.
Directions to Future Green Studio: Take the G or F train to Smith and 9th Street. Walk to the corner of Smith and 9th Street to catch the B61 or B57 bus towards Red Hook to the Lorraine / Otsego St stop. Or walk from the train to the studio, takes about 15 minutes.
The IKEA Express water taxi leaves from Pier 11 in Wall Street to the IKEA Dock behind the store and is about a 7 minute walk from the studio.
Sponsored by ValleyCrest Landscape Companies.