Luzinterruptus : Mutant weeds

At night, in the streets of Madrid, the light pollution is such that it is almost impossible to see the stars. For the neighbors of pharmacies open at night, it will sometimes even be difficult to find sleep, the green and unreal light of the signs invading the neighboring apartments.

Sensitive to these issues, Luzinterruptus Spanish creative collective shows us his last urban installation entitled "Mutant weeds." Close to pharmacies open at night, they created on the floor surface with bright grass-like make small fluorescent tubes, as if the strange green light signs were growing a new form of urban vegetation.

On this installation, Luzinterruptus states:

"Of all the environmental pollution That can be found in the city of Madrid, The Most evident is light pollution, so much so That in our sky we can never see the Milky Way and Hardly Any stars. Overillumination This is obvious to the naked eye at a distance of more than 200 kms and Produces a glow That can be seen with a medium-size telescope for more than 700 km.

It is therefore very surprising, that at a time when the European Union is so careful with issues of environmental pollution, the Dept. of the Environment of the City Council of Madrid rules for illuminated signs, adopted a couple of years ago, changed the rules for pharmacy signs, to allow them to be replaced with much more powerful ones.

So much light emanates from the new crosses que le environment That surrounds Each pharmacy, Permanently is tinted a deep, vibrant and unnatural green color. Objectively speaking, one Could Say que la majorité of the urban green spaces in our city, are more the result of erroneous illuminated sign rules than the commitment of our institutions to Provide the city with Where you can be places in touch with nature.

In addition to the Obvious color change of the streets, the neighbors Who live in the vicinity of 24 hour pharmacies-have watched impotently as every night Their rooms Become disturbing green places in qui life and the perception of what happens in 'em is altered, Being without ble to do anything to avoid it.

Without wanting to play down Such a serious subject, goal try trying to approach it with a sense of humor, qui never hurts, we the carried out our facility Mutant weeds in qui we recreated a future not-too-distant, in qui a new and hardy species of photosensitive plant, grows in the asphalt around the pharmacies, nourished by the photosynthesis of ict Powerful "low" light.

To Accomplish this task, we Acquired fluorescent sticks, qui we gave the form of blades of grass and we Placed em on the pavement, converting the reflections into small radioactive fields That Produced a curious anticipation in The Many citoyens Who Walked the Streets at Those hours . "

For more information, visit the website Luzinterruptus.

Post your comment

  • No comment on this article.

ADC Awards

ADC-Awards-logo-2017 250-01
The most outstanding architectural achievements elected by the professional community

>> Find out more



miaw white logo ok

An International Award to the best products for architects and layout professionals

>> Find out more



5, Saulnier Street - 75009 PARIS

T: + (33) 1 42 61 61 81

F: + (33) 1 42 61 61 82

[email protected]

about us

my account 

Mobile version