Green is the new Black
Living Walls are being incorporated into trendy designs more and more by architects and designers.
Also known as “Green Walls” are self sufficient vertical gardens that are attached to the exterior or interior of a building. They differ from green façades (e.g. ivy walls) in that the plants root in a structural support which is fastened to the wall itself. The plants receive water and nutrients from within the vertical support instead of from the ground. It closely mimics nature and allows plants to grow to their full potential, without limitations. It is also by far the lightest. Diversity is the key and by utilizing different types of plants create striking patterns and unique designs. By utilizing a multitude of colors, textures and sizes that nature provides, the sky is the limit.
Green walls are low maintenance due to automatic irrigation systems when in place. They are water efficient, especially when compared to the irrigation that is used for gardens and urban parks. These systems are hydroponic (i.e. soil-less) and makes them very clean and eliminates the possibility of soil borne pathogens.
This method is used because it provides a beautiful diverse living wall and allows for a greater creativity in design.
GOOD NEWS: all plants absorb and clean pollutants from the air. A single potted plant removes a portion of these airborne toxins and with each additional plant this increases…filtering air and in addition create energy-
Dolce Vita Interior Design Blog ™ 2018