Thursday, December 20, 2007

Living Walls

A theme that will recur often, is the idea of meshing landscape and architecture, particularly related to building skin. This approach has recently been showcased with the work of Patrick Blanc - specifically related to the Musee du quai Branly in Paris which has been extensively documented elsewhere...

A few recent versions:
Referenced in the Southeast portion of the US, and touted as 'the largest soil based green wall in N. America. It is a 2000 +/- square foot green wall with a variety of> sedum genus.' Using GLT's modular system, it' envelops a portion of building and wraps corners - a significant project that harkens back to when ecoroofs were a fledgling industry and we all got excited for any signficant square footage.

:: via press release from Green Living Technologies

An elegant version from Seoul, Korea - this project uses a geotextile and plantings of clover at a fashion retail store. I especially like the extensive building coverage, as well as the integration with windows and curves:

::via TreeHugger additional images found at DesignBoom

1 comment:

  1. Cool!
    Living/green walls are really getting interesting.
    In case anyone's interested, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the non-profit association for the North American green roof/wall/living architecture industry in North America has just relaunched/rebranded our magazine. The new Living Architecture Monitor is now available quarterly. To learn more, check out our website at


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