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Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens

Posted By Evelyn Lee On January 29, 2011 @ 2:00 pm In Architecture,Botanical,Design,Green Building,Green Roof,Landscape Architecture | 70 Comments

Patrick Blanc, Le Mur Vegetal, Vertical Garden, Musée du quai Branly, Quai Branly Museum, Living Wall, Jean Nouvel, Paris, France, Green Wall Living Architecture [1]Vertical Wall on Jean Nouvel’s Musée du quai Branly [2]

Plants have found a home on walls for centuries, but are sometimes incongruous with architecture, often breaking down the structural integrity of a building’s facade. Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Garden System [3], known as Le Mur Vegetal in French, allows both plants and buildings to live in harmony with one another. The botanist cum vertical landscape designer [4] is probably best know for his gorgeous living wall on the Musée du Quai Branly [2] in Paris (shown above). But Blanc’s Vertical Garden System can be implemented anywhere: indoors or out and in any climatic environment.

Patrick Blanc, Le Mur Vegetal, Vertical Garden, Living Wall, Paris, France, Green Wall Living ArchitectureVertical Garden Fashion & Interior [5]

The three-part system consists of a PVC layer, felt, and metal frame, providing a soil-free self-supporting system light enough to be hung on the wall, and even suspended in the air, weighing in at less than 30 kilograms per square meter.

The Vertical Garden [3] can be used as an impressive outdoor system, or can be used indoors, with the help of artificial lighting. The natural benefits of the Vertical Garden [3] are many: improved air quality, lower energy consumption, providing a natural shield between weather and inhabitants. No matter where you live, urban or suburban, cold or hot, indoors or out, the Vertical Garden brings a little bit of green to all.

+ Vertical Gardens [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2007/01/15/vertical-gardens-by-patrick-blanc/

[2] Jean Nouvel’s Musée du quai Branly: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus%C3%A9e_du_quai_Branly

[3] Vertical Garden System: http://www.verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com

[4] botanist cum vertical landscape designer: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Blanc&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=3&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3DPatrick%2BBlanc%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26rls%3DGGGL,GGGL:2006-22,GGGL:en%26sa%3DG

[5] Vertical Garden Fashion & Interior: http://www.verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com/

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