2011 - IMPLEMENTATION
TUSSENBUUR is a ‘permeable garden separator’ which can be bought per running meter. Where it creates a boundary to humans, it connects gardens to small animals and insects. By using a double knitting technique, a space is created within the fencing where, for example, birds could make their nests. The varying materials also create sustenance for insects, which in turn could attract birds. This fencing therefore encompasses a complete biotope comparable to a hedge while also being a ‘semi-permeable membrane’ that preserves the gardens’ privacy.
The label BUUR – in collaboration with Marloes van Bennekom – aims to make the abstract idea of biodiversity tangible by placing it within our daily lives. The neighbouring backyards in a residential neighbourhood are important green areas for the infrastructure of small wild animals. However, in a bustling city, people tend to ward off their territory, limiting small animals like hedgehogs in their living environment.