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RANA CREEK LIVING WALL PANELS
Posted By Sarah Rich On March 26, 2006 @ 2:12 pm In Art,Botanical,Landscape Architecture,Sustainable Building | 3 Comments
From what I can tell, it would be limiting to call Rana Creek  a “landscape design” firm, as the description would betray the breadth of their work and the depth of their philosophy. But they do deal in the integration of greenery into built environments.
Rana Creek  caught everyone’s attention at CA Boom  this weekend with their giant metal wall panels (which they custom-designed for the show.) The vertical facades grow succulents and other plants through beautifully cut surfaces. Initially, the panels sit flat to allow the roots to settle with gravity, then gradually get raised to vertical and the plants continue to grow through the openings in the metal. They also function as rainwater catchment systems.
Most recently, Rana Creek  completed the green roof on the Vancouver Convention Center. They also did the landscaping for Fernwood Cemetery  and the magical Esalen Institute. We’re looking forward to talking with them soon about their work on the California Academy of Sciences  — a green roof project that was two-and-a-half years in development, with extensive testing and research to find out what would thrive on the steep slopes of Renzo Piano’s design. Keep an eye out for more in the near future on Rana Creek’s astounding work.
+ Rana Creek 
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 Rana Creek: http://www.ranacreek.com
 CA Boom: http://www.caboomshow.com
 green roofs: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_748.php
 Fernwood Cemetery: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_720.php
 California Academy of Sciences: http://www.inhabitat.com/entry_371.php
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