Urban Shed

Urban Shed

Pedra Silva Architects
United States
Individual Buildings

Urban Shed

Pedra Silva Architects as Architects

International design competition to create a new standard of sidewalk shed for New York city

IIn the concrete jungle, this shed is an oasis of greenery and color. The shed is designed and conceived with five structural components made of recycled and maintenance free materials adorned with simple clay pot plants. These plants are native species of New York State, resilient to the hot summers and snowy winters. Their green foliage and bright colorful flowers will invite butterflies, release moisture, lower temperatures in the summer, absorb the oversupply of carbon dioxide and discharge pure oxygen into their surroundings. The plants are watered by a simple irrigation system working with gravity and using recycled sewage water from the adjacent buildings.

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