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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
Vertical Wall on Jean Nouvel’s Musée du quai Branly 
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 , 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  is probably best know for his gorgeous living wall on the Musée du Quai Branly  in Paris (shown above). But Blanc’s Vertical Garden System can be implemented anywhere: indoors or out and in any climatic environment.
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  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  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.
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2007/01/15/vertical-gardens-by-patrick-blanc/
 Jean Nouvel’s Musée du quai Branly: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus%C3%A9e_du_quai_Branly
 Vertical Garden System: http://www.verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com
 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
 Vertical Garden Fashion & Interior: http://www.verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com/
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