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Britomart’s Leafy Three Storey Green Wall is New Zealand’s Largest

Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 19, 2011 @ 6:12 pm In Architecture,Design,Landscape Architecture | No Comments

New Zealand, green walls, living walls, Britomart, Natural Habitats, eco-design, green design, green building, sustainable building, VOC, air quality, maori patterns, landscape architecture [1]

Only 120mm deep, the living wall features native and exotic epiphytes, ferns, climbers, and groundcovers that serve multiple functions. In addition to improving the building’s overall air quality, the plants remove Volatile Organic Compounds [2] (VOC) and improve energy efficiency by 23%.

Living walls [3] also help to regulate interior temperatures and humidity levels. The Britomart wall also has sensors that switch on when light levels fall too low, and can be remotely irrigated. It’s alive, and we love it.

+ Natural Habitats [4]

Via Design Daily [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/britomarts-leafy-three-storey-green-wall-is-new-zealands-largest/new-zealands-largest-green-wall-2/

[2] Volatile Organic Compounds: http://inhabitat.com/is-it-green-sherwin-williams-paint/attachment/18578/

[3] Living walls: http://inhabitat.com/moss-your-city-gorgeous-living-walls-sprout-in-london/

[4] + Natural Habitats: http://www.naturalhabitatslandscapes.co.nz/

[5] Design Daily: http://designdaily.co.nz/blog/2011/05/new-zealands-largest-green-wall-comes-life?utm_source=DesignDaily&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20110505?utm_source=DesignDaily&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20110505

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