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The Semiahmoo Library’s Larger Than Life Living Wall Features Over 10,000 Plants
Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 30, 2011 @ 9:42 am In Architecture,gallery | 1 Comment
We’ve seen some pretty cool living walls, including the world’s largest , but we are astounded by how lush the Semiahmoo Library wall looks up close. Featuring ground covers, large perennials, shrubs, and even small trees, this vertical garden requires absolutely no soil. Similar to the way plants and shrubs grow around cliffs and waterfalls, this veritable forest is sustained by water and nutrients delivered directly from within its vertical support system. What was once a standard old wall is now a wonderful ecosystem that insulates the library, thereby increasing its energy efficiency , and purifying the air!
Via Contemporist 
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URLs in this post:
 vertical garden: http://inhabitat.com/vertical-gardens-by-patrick-blanc/
 Green over Grey: http://www.greenovergrey.com/
 healthy urban ecosystem: http://inhabitat.com/domestic-ponds-are-tabletop-ecosystems-for-your-home/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/08/Semiahmoo-Green-Wall-by-Green-Over-Grey-4.jpg
 including the world’s largest: http://inhabitat.com/largest-green-wall-in-north-america-to-be-unveiled-tomorrow
 increasing its energy efficiency: http://inhabitat.com/lutron-unveils-energy-saving-dimmer-switch-for-cfl-and-led-bulbs/
 Contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2011/08/29/semiahmoo-green-wall-by-green-over-grey/#more-35096
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