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

caixa forum madrid
The Caixa Forum in Madrid. Patrick Blanc vertical designer.

caixa forum madrid
The Caixa Forum in Madrid. Patrick Blanc vertical designer.

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

green wall
Patrick Blanc Wels Austria.

green wall
Patrick Blanc’s Astralia cite de l’espace toulouse.

green wall
Pershing Hall Hotel Paris, Patrick Blanc.

indoor-gardens-paris-france-blanc-patrick-dimanche-house-wallDimanche House
By Patrick Blanc.

green wall
House and Studio Belgium. Rear of house above.

green wall
Patrick Blanc’s home, inside.

green wall
Green Wall in Seoul, South Korea.
Patrick Blanc

Green Walls With Wooly Pockets


Wooly Pockets Source:


One hundred feet of wooly pockets, fifteen feet high.


Wooly Pockets.

The World’s Most Amazing Green Walls

green wall
Green Wall, Spain.

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

green wall grass
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.

green wall insideGreen Wall Longwood Gardens, Chester, PA — the largest in North America.

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.”

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

green wall
Green Wall of Flowers, Copenhagen

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

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


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.


Zizzi restaurant in the Metro Centre, Gateshead.
Designer: Biotecture-UK. Source


Kitchen by Jardins de Babylon – Amaury Gallon.


Moss Wall.
City Hall, Reykjavic, Iceland. Source


Green Wall San Diego.


The hairy look. Source

planted wallSpruce-up corrugated steel. Source

moss wallMarilyn – Singapore Garden Festival
by Ng Sek San

green wall
Marilyn – Singapore Garden Festival
by Ng Sek San.


Ball Horticulture campus, west of Chicago.

plant shuttersLiving shutters. Source

succulent wallDesigner: Inside Out.

plant wallDesigner: Flora Grubb

Green Wall Resources:

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

Written by Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Keiren originally founded Inspiration Green in 2007, which merged with Insteading in 2016.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Plastic Bottle Lights

Air Pollution Organizations