Living Walls

This Incredible Living Building Hosts More Greenery on Its Facade Than the Original, Undeveloped Plot of Land

This Incredible Living Building Hosts More Greenery on Its Facade Than the Original, Undeveloped Plot of Land

Next year will mark thirty years since the construction of artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser's iconic Hundertwasserhaus in the Kegelgasse district of Vienna, Austria. Hundertwasser's fantastical artistic

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Need a Rooftop Farm? Call This Company

Need a Rooftop Farm? Call This Company

  Installing a green roof on your home or business is not a matter that can typically be resolved by consulting the Yellow Pages. Companies that specialize in this subject are few and far

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GSky Spruces up Organic Avenue’s New Flagship Store with a Verdant Living Wall

GSky Spruces up Organic Avenue’s New Flagship Store with a Verdant Living Wall

Green walls are gaining popularity in design circles all over the world, so naturally they're going to make a solid appearance in trendy health food/vegan cafes in NYC as well. Organic Avenue, a health

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Gardens of Anfa: Flourishing Vine-Wrapped Skyscrapers Set to Spring Up in Casablanca

Gardens of Anfa: Flourishing Vine-Wrapped Skyscrapers Set to Spring Up in Casablanca

At the heart of the design is a series of tower blocks, each of which is connected by a central plaza. These include three mid-rise residential towers, a low-rise office tower, and a series of residential

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25hour Bikini Berlin Hotel is an Urban Oasis with Panoramic Views

25hour Bikini Berlin Hotel is an Urban Oasis with Panoramic Views

The designers approached the project with a variety of green infusions, incorporating plants into the open modern design of the hotel. Throughout the hotel, hanging bag-planters are slung over exposed

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Knafo Klimor Architects Unveil Living ‘Fields of Tomorrow’ Wall for the 2015 Milan Expo

Knafo Klimor Architects Unveil Living ‘Fields of Tomorrow’ Wall for the 2015 Milan Expo

The living wall is purposely representative of the theme of the 2015 Expo, which is "Feeding the planet, energy for life." The vertical wall, constructed using modular tiles fixed to an elevated steel

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Living Hedge Building is Completely Wrapped in Ivy

Living Hedge Building is Completely Wrapped in Ivy

Andre Kempe and Oliver Thill's Hedge Building is a beautiful garden-clad pavilion that has ivy creeping across every wall! The German architects created a ‘smart screen’ using green walls to introduce

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BOOK REVIEW: Angela Youngman’s Light and Enjoyable Read Will Increase your Green Roof Smarts

BOOK REVIEW: Angela Youngman’s Light and Enjoyable Read Will Increase your Green Roof Smarts

Author Angela Youngman has released a guidebook that will immerse you in world of green roofs through case studies, imagery, and must-know terminology related to design, build, and installation of these

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Green Box: Gorgeous Studio Completely Wrapped in Living Plants by Act_Romegialli

Green Box: Gorgeous Studio Completely Wrapped in Living Plants by Act_Romegialli

Rather than renovating the exterior of the garage with paint or siding, Act_Romegialli decided to let nature take its course, extending the idea of a green roof all the way to the ground. Leafy vines and

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Ambius’ Beautiful Green Wall at Queens University of Charlotte Features a Double-Helix Design

Ambius’ Beautiful Green Wall at Queens University of Charlotte Features a Double-Helix Design

In line with the university’s commitment to green design, Queens University of Charlotte unveiled a 735 square-foot green wall on the exterior of the school’s brand-new Rogers Science and Health

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Crooked Nest’s Terrariums Bring the Serenity of a Garden to Any Room

Crooked Nest’s Terrariums Bring the Serenity of a Garden to Any Room

Crooked Nest takes their terrariums and living walls very seriously, calling them foliar juxtapositions, an idyllic name for infusing nature into an otherwise devoid space. Rather than battling the

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London Metropolitan University Unveils “Heliomet SunBloc” House for Solar Decathlon Europe

London Metropolitan University Unveils “Heliomet SunBloc” House for Solar Decathlon Europe

The primary material consists of relatively low-cost and lightweight EPS foam that allows unique interior and exterior designs to be created. The blocks are pre-cut prior to arrival at the construction

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INHABITAT Picks Up Gardening Tips From Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco

INHABITAT Picks Up Gardening Tips From Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco

Upcycled Vehicles Make Hip Planters Take one old beaten up, broken down car, add a truckload of soil and a whole bunch of plants and you get an awesome new planter. If you don't have enough space for a

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Plant-Covered Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw Blends in With the Surrounding Park

Plant-Covered Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw Blends in With the Surrounding Park

Rebelo’s museum is wrapped with a flexible mesh that bends and contorts in various geometric designs. The outer skin is then covered with a living layer of vegetation, and melds with the shrubbery of

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The Acoustic Factory Creates Soundproofing from Living Plants and Recycled Materials

The Acoustic Factory Creates Soundproofing from Living Plants and Recycled Materials

Few things more annoying than trying to work in an environment where you can't hear what your colleagues are saying. The Acoustic Factory has put a green twist on solving acoustic problems, producing

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6 Luscious Living Vertical Gardens That Bring A Breath Of Fresh Air Indoors

6 Luscious Living Vertical Gardens That Bring A Breath Of Fresh Air Indoors

Vertical Garden Cleans Air Inside Office Building In Spain Drexel University's Biowall Vertical Garden Window Front at Barcelona's Replay Store Lush Interior Vertical Garden at the Yoyogi Village

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MVRDV’s Stunning Flowerbed Hotel is a Giant Greenhouse!

MVRDV’s Stunning Flowerbed Hotel is a Giant Greenhouse!

Inhabitat favorite MVRDV just unveiled plans for a new greenhouse hotel filled with living flowers. Designed in collaboration with Kloos2, the Aalsmeer, Netherlands hotel will sit adjacent to the

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South Melbourne’s Elm Apartments Feature a Striking Louvered Leaf Screen Façade

South Melbourne’s Elm Apartments Feature a Striking Louvered Leaf Screen Façade

The Elm Apartments are located on Dorcas Street just off tree lined St. Kilda Road. In keeping with the theme of the trees and the surrounding lush vegetation, Elenberg Fraser decided to use the leaf

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LTL Architects Create a Living Green Wall Shaped Like Central Park for a NYC Office

LTL Architects Create a Living Green Wall Shaped Like Central Park for a NYC Office

From the largest living wall in North America to high rises wrapped in vertical gardens, we have seen quite a few impressive green walls. But LTL Architects has built an 84-foot-long green wall in a New

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Karen Bausman’s Living Wall Project will Fill NYC’s Meatpacking District with Greenery

Karen Bausman’s Living Wall Project will Fill NYC’s Meatpacking District with Greenery

Hip, trendy and home to some of the hotest high-fashion boutiques, NYC's Meatpacking District may rake in the green, but greenery is something to be desired. A former industrial area, the famed

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DIY: Build Your Own Modern Modular Wall Planter

DIY: Build Your Own Modern Modular Wall Planter

Spotted over at Pot-ted, we completely fell in love with this awesome DIY idea that turns cinder blocks into a spectacular wall for succulents (we admit the puppy did us in too). To make the wall, Pot-ted

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O’Mighty Green: A Satirical Commentary on Greenwashing in Architecture

O’Mighty Green: A Satirical Commentary on Greenwashing in Architecture

The amusing and even slightly shocking collection of green-washed images shows a number of iconic buildings and structures draped in living plants. To see Aushwitz covered in ivy and even nuclear power

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

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

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

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ResilienCity: map-Lab’s 2035 Vision For Boston Includes a 20 Million Gallon Water Cistern

ResilienCity: map-Lab’s 2035 Vision For Boston Includes a 20 Million Gallon Water Cistern

Designed to be built in Boston's innovation district on greyfield and brownfield sites, ResilienCity will provide residential and office space for 300,000 people. A series of new canals will return 100

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Nanjing Eco Housing To Feature Cascading Living Walls and High Tech Facade

Nanjing Eco Housing To Feature Cascading Living Walls and High Tech Facade

Working with a predetermined massing and volume of the development, BDP maneuvered around the basic block buildings to design a sustainable project. Relying on solar passive design, the east-west

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Incredible Living Wall Concept Made Up of Thousands of Composting Bins

Incredible Living Wall Concept Made Up of Thousands of Composting Bins

The choice to design the Ecological Wall was inspired by organisms in nature, made up of repetitious and efficient cells. Using such a strict modular system, Mlynski's containers provide

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Researchers Developing Coral-Like Living Skin for Buildings

Researchers Developing Coral-Like Living Skin for Buildings

Researchers at the University of Greenwich in the UK are developing a carbon negative building material that would not only help fight climate change but protect the structures it is built upon. The

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Living, Water-Recycling Building Wrapped in a Network of Tubes

Living, Water-Recycling Building Wrapped in a Network of Tubes

Image © Leonardo Finotti The office building and artist atelier was completed in 2008 and it recently won the 2010 'Built Environment' award from the Zumtobel Group. The project is composed of two

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ECObitat: A Lush Modular Prefab With Living Green Walls

ECObitat: A Lush Modular Prefab With Living Green Walls

Felipe Campolina's ECObitat is a modular housing system designed specifically to provide emergency or disaster relief housing. Easily transported and made of off-the-shelf materials, the one-bedroom home

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Organic Building in Osaka is Clad with Plant-Filled Pockets

Organic Building in Osaka is Clad with Plant-Filled Pockets

Space is limited in densely packed Japan meaning there is hardly any room remaining for garden space - but one great solution to this constraint is to place gardens right on the exteriors of buildings!

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