Living Walls (Green Walls)

A living wall, or green wall, is a gorgeous display of life that helps to keep buildings cool.

Green Walls By Patrick Blanc

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The Caixa Forum in Madrid. Patrick Blanc vertical designer.

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The Caixa Forum in Madrid. Patrick Blanc vertical designer.

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Musee du Quai Branley, Paris. Patrick Blanc, vertical designer.

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Patrick Blanc Wels Austria.
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Patrick Blanc’s Astralia cite de l’espace toulouse.
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Pershing Hall Hotel Paris, Patrick Blanc.
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indoor-gardens-paris-france-blanc-patrick-dimanche-house-wallDimanche House
By Patrick Blanc.

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House and Studio Belgium. Rear of house above.
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Patrick Blanc’s home, inside.
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Green Wall in Seoul, South Korea.
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Green Walls With Wooly Pockets

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Wooly Pockets Source: woollypocket.com

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One hundred feet of wooly pockets, fifteen feet high.
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Wooly Pockets.
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The World’s Most Amazing Green Walls

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Green Wall, Spain. murvegetalpatrickblanc.com

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Designer Mass Studies for Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester’s store in Seoul, South Korea. Source

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Designer Mass Studies for Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester’s store in Seoul, South Korea. Source

Musee-du-quai-BranlyMusee du Quai Branly – a view up the wall.
Source: Photo Credit: ChristineThüring

green wallAnthropologie Store Regent Street. The indoor wall spans three stories and features many plants which improve air quality, including the spider plant. Uses rainwater collected from the roof. Designer: Biotecture UK. Source

sustainable-landscape-design-for-green-wallsExterior Green wall. Source

green wall BelgiumHouse and Studio. Design Team: Samyn and Partners. Linkebeek, Belgium.
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green wall insideGreen Wall Longwood Gardens, Chester, PA — the largest in North America.
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living wall“Bringing Art to Life as Never Before” at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square. GE and the National Gallery collaborated to grow a living masterpiece, to draw attention to the need to reduce our carbon footprint. Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s “A Wheatfield with Cypresses.” nationalgallery.org

green wallA 5000 sq. meter green facade parking garage.
Westblaak, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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Green Wall of Flowers, Copenhagen anothersideofcopenhagen.com

flower towerEdouard Francois: Flower Tower, Paris
Photo-credit: Jeroen Aspers, architecturepost.org

green walled buildingArchitects Henry Browne and Borja Huidobro.
The National Insurance building in Las Condes, Chile. Source

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Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, Portland. The vertical wall would have been 250 feet tall. The plants were to grow on ‘fins’ set at acute angles. Government scrubbed project. Source

Green walled buildingSydney-One-Central-Park.
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Zizzi restaurant in the Metro Centre, Gateshead.
Designer: Biotecture-UK. Source

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Kitchen by Jardins de Babylon – Amaury Gallon.

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Moss Wall.
City Hall, Reykjavic, Iceland. Source

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Green Wall San Diego.

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The hairy look. Source

planted wallSpruce-up corrugated steel. Source

moss wallMarilyn – Singapore Garden Festival
by Ng Sek San seksan.com/sgf

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Marilyn – Singapore Garden Festival
by Ng Sek San. seksan.com/sgf

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Ball Horticulture campus, west of Chicago.
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plant shuttersLiving shutters. Source

succulent wallDesigner: Inside Out.
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plant wallDesigner: Flora Grubb
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Green Wall Resources:

  • Alive Structures Brooklyn, NY. Sell planters and do installations. alivestructures.com
  • Emory Knoll Farms supplys plants and plant expertise for extensive green roof systems. Maryland. www.greenroofplants.com
  • ELT Head Office Ontario, Canada but worldwide. Installations and sells supplies. www.eltlivingwalls.com
  • Green Living Technologies Rochester, NY but works worldwide. Installations and sells supplies. agreenroof.com

Written by Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building.

13 Comments

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  1. Thank you….. and please stay in touch !!!

    Do you have any Buildings around Germany….. I am currently here and would love to film this incredible art and green building !!! xoxox

    Daniela

    SacredFilms@aol.com

  2. Some awesome and inspiring images, we are possibly thinking of including a green wall on a bespoke home extension project.

  3. What a aspiring idea, to see one done, I have been overly interested in alternative buildings, esp homes. Do not have the words to describe how much this is appreciated. Does it take 3-4 years to establish, weight must be a major factor, plus holding tanks for rain water system. Oh, I have a 100 questions to find the answer to,

  4. Hi, We are exhibition solution providers. For one of our existing clients we are proposing a REAL grass wall (in an exhibition environment). would this be something you would be interested in? please get back to me asap.

    regards

    Naj

  5. Living walls are a great way to help clean the air. They also help to create a green space in urban environments.

  6. Hi

    Greetings.

    Any green wall system fire rated (Class 0 – EN- 13501) available readily in the market?

    Please contact me

    Muthu Kumar

    Project Manager – Marina one & T4 Changi airport

    Singapore

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