muf architecture/art


72-74 Mare Street, London E8 4RT

020 8985 3038

studio@muf.co.uk

muf were commissioned as artists on the design team for the renovation of a brownfield site to create a business park and publicly accessible landscape. The site is on the north edge of Liverpool in the residential suburb of Fazakerley.

muf were commissioned as artists on the design team for the renovation of a brownfield site to create a business park and publicly accessible landscape. The site is on the north edge of Liverpool in the residential suburb of Fazakerley.

The area is typified by post war housing, with a significant number of empty units and areas of open mown grass between the developments. muf initiated a spring term project with both local primary schools, one at each end of the site, to reveal the non human-species with whom they shared the landscape and its underlying value as a site for intellectual and actual adventures.

The area is typified by post war housing, with a significant number of empty units and areas of open mown grass between the developments. muf initiated a spring term project with both local primary schools, one at each end of the site, to reveal the non human-species with whom they shared the landscape and its underlying value as a site for intellectual and actual adventures.

The research process was structured as an investigation of the family unit of the Blue Tit through the use of a nest box with live webcam in  each school and culminated with a promenade performance on site by aerial acrobats with the children in the role of Blue Tits.

The research process was structured as an investigation of the family unit of the Blue Tit through the use of a nest box with live webcam in each school and culminated with a promenade performance on site by aerial acrobats with the children in the role of Blue Tits.

The research process informed the detail design for a landscape with a meaningful identity in an area characterised by undifferentiated open green space.

The research process informed the detail design for a landscape with a meaningful identity in an area characterised by undifferentiated open green space.

Roots and Wings, Fazakerley 2002

Art Project
Re-learning a landscape

Client
North East RDA and Arts Council

Date
2002

Budget
£40,000