Living Walls

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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Lace Hill: A Living Green Mountain Building for Armenia

Lace Hill: A Living Green Mountain Building for Armenia

Birmingham, Alabama-based Forrest Fulton Architects wanted to avoid designing yet another towering glass structure for the mixed-use development. Instead they chose to create a structure whose form more

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Latticed French Pavilion Shades a Green-Walled Interior

Latticed French Pavilion Shades a Green-Walled Interior

Drawing on classic French style, Jacques Ferrier Architectures designed the gorgeous French Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo, which welcomes visitors inside a green-walled "Sensual City". Dezeen

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Living Exoskeleton Proposed for Province of Parma Headquarters

Living Exoskeleton Proposed for Province of Parma Headquarters

StudioDosi has proposed a double-skinned, vegetation-covered headquarters for the Province of Parma in Italy. Designed by a talented group of young Italian architects and engineers, the plan features a

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The Brooks Ave House: A Californian Study in Green

The Brooks Ave House: A Californian Study in Green

Vancouver-based architecture firm Bricault Design’s vegetation-clad house in Venice, California is a sexy study in green. The mod abode incorporates sustainable design in a new residential addition that

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Living Walls from ELT Easy Green

Living Walls from ELT Easy Green

Here at Inhabitat we are big botanical architecture fans, but we also love seeing ideas that stand to add an extra bit of foliage to our lives. So, if you are a fan of Patrick Blanc's Vertical Gardens or

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Greenworks Self-Watering Living Wall System

Greenworks Self-Watering Living Wall System

Green walls are not only spectacularly beautiful, but they also help enliven a space, humidify the air, and process toxins. We loved this simple and modular living wall by Greenworks, a design duo from

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ALIVE STRUCTURES: Greening NYC Rooftops

ALIVE STRUCTURES: Greening NYC Rooftops

While most people might see New York City as a densely developed, built-up city with little space for greenery, Brooklyn-based Alive Structures sees the opportunity to make open green space -- and has

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Singapore’s Ecological EDITT Tower

Singapore’s Ecological EDITT Tower

Currently pending construction in Singapore, the EDITT Tower will be a paragon of "Ecological Design In The Tropics". Designed by TR Hamzah & Yeang and sponsored by the National University of

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Living Walls Provide Local Produce

Living Walls Provide Local Produce

Green Living Technologies is an innovative landscaping company that is taking advantage of an oft forgotten space to grow plants - walls. Their Green Living™ Wall system uses specially designed recycled

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GREEN YOUR WALLS with Schiavello Vertical Gardens

GREEN YOUR WALLS with Schiavello Vertical Gardens

For all of us urban dwellers who crave indoor greenery but find ourselves a bit short on space, here's a great solution that requires almost no square footage: Joost Bakker's Schiavello Vertical Gardens.

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ELT EASY GREEN LIVING WALLS

ELT EASY GREEN LIVING WALLS

Our first encounter with a "living wall" was the giant installation in the atrium of the University of Guelph in Canada. Everyone's always asking whether they can get a similar wall of greenery for their

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BIOWALL

BIOWALL

We love the idea of living walls here at Inhabitat, and if we could turn every surface into a living surface, we would. That's why we were so struck by Loop.ph's stunning new BioWall, which was just

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