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6 Luscious Living Vertical Gardens Bring A Breath Of Fresh Air Indoors

6 Luscious Living Vertical Gardens Bring A Breath Of Fresh Air Indoors
Growing plants indoors is nothing new, but vertical gardens are all the rage now - these leafy green walls can turn any drab interior space into a lush green oasis. Living wall installations also improve indoor air quality while uplifting your mood. Landscape architects and expert plant installers around the world are latching on to this growing trend and becoming quite adept at creating these luscious living vertical gardens - read on to see some of our favorite indoor vertical gardens! Vertical Garden Cleans Air Inside Office Building In Spain Drexel University’s Biowall Vertical Garden Window Front at Barcelona’s Replay Store Lush Interior Vertical Garden at the Yoyogi Village in Tokyo Stelmat Headquarters Makes A Bold Statement With A Living Wall & Green Roof A Living Replica of Central Park Decorates NYC Firm’s Office Wall Located in an atrium in Elche, Spain, this huge vertical garden tretches up all the way to the ceiling. Related:  Vertical Gardening / Farmingannie88

How to Make a Vertical Garden From Disposable Cups December 17, 2011 by Robin Plaskoff Horton Turn man-made into man-saved by creating a Re-DIY vertical green living wall as Turkish design firm Designnobis did. For their Naturewall, the designers collected about ten used plastic disposable coffee cups, washed them off, then created a simple flexible metal holder system to hang the cups, transforming them into a vertical garden. The Naturwall system includes an aluminum metal frame with 10-12 cup holders that one can set up unlimited variations to accomodate any particular size and type of plants. Naturwall received a Green Dot Build Award, which recognizes innovative design and architecture that achieves the highest level of environmental responsibility. via Behance.

Plantez un tour de jardin vertical This vertical garden contains a few edible surprises. Thomas J. Story Click to Enlarge It used to be that a good excuse for not growing edibles was lack of room. But the smallest patch of yard can serve up extra gardening space if you go vertical. At first glance, this 8-foot-high structure, custom-built of plate steel strips with mesh insets, seems to be a column of succulents. The metal basin on top catches rainwater (and fog) for irrigating. Design: Vera Gates, Arterra Landscape Architects, San Francisco (415/861-3100) Do it yourself: 1. 2. 3. DIY tower: $140 Pictured tower: $2,000 to build More: Take a tour of this urban home

Garden Tower Project - The Garden Tower Project Plant Growing Sprout Table Brings Fresh Spring Greens to Any Meal Getting the whole family to eat their vegetables can be a challenge – but thanks to this super cool Sprout Table by Swedish student, Lena Louise Meyer, you can harvest and grow veggies right in the middle of your kitchen table! Unveiled at the recent Stockholm Furniture Fair, the table combines traditional craft and modern design to bring eco-friendliness and environmental growth to the center of the home. The square pine Sprout Table seats four and is adorned with a corian tablet covered in holes that mimic those found in a traditional lace table cloth. The tablet is not only modular but also opens up, allowing users to plant their favorite spice, vegetable, or plant below the surface. The unique and sustainable centerpiece brings families together to enjoy a closer relationship with the environment while learning about sustainability. + Lena Louisa Meyer Via style addictive

What are Living Walls? Definition of Green Wall and Vertical Garden L iving walls or 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. The Green over Grey™ living wall system is different than others on the market today. Diversity is the key and by utilizing hundreds of different types of plants we create striking patterns and unique designs. Living walls are also referred to as green walls, vertical gardens or in French, mur végétal. Our system consists of a frame, waterproof panels, an automatic irrigation system, special materials, lights when needed and of course plants. Our green walls are low maintenance thanks to an automatic irrigation system. A material is used which evenly distributes moisture and nutrients to the plants.

La botanique et les plantes évoquées par les mots : citations « Les premiers objets qui s’offrirent à ses yeux, ce furent des Plantes, les premiers mots qu’il bégaya, ce furent des noms de Plantes, la langue de la Botanique fut sa langue maternelle. » Bernard de Fontenelle (2) Tout passionné de flore, de végétation, d’arbres, de plantes… de botanique se retrouve facilement dans cette magnifique citation. Et pour porter un autre regard sur cette belle discipline un peu délaissée, voici une sélection de phrases et pensées d’auteurs. La botanique et les mots pour en parler « La botanique n'est pas une science sédentaire et paresseuse qui se puisse acquérir dans le repos et l'ombre d'un cabinet. » Bernard de Fontenelle (1) « Dès le temps d'Henri IV, on s'était aperçu que la botanique, si nécessaire à la médecine, devait être étudiée, non dans les livres des anciens, où elle est fort confuse, fort défigurée et fort imparfaite, mais dans les campagnes » Bernard de Fontenelle (2) Les botanistes au travers de citations célèbres Du même auteur :

A l'intérieur Peek à la ferme verticale de l'aéroport O'Hare | Urban Gardens | Pensée illimité pour les espaces restreints | jardins urbains January 23, 2012 by Robin Plaskoff Horton Photo: Future Growing After traveling a lot for the majority of my career, airport delays are usually not something I get excited about. However, a recent (cancelled) trip from Columbus, Ohio to my home in Chicago (and a resulting wait for delayed luggage) gave me the opportunity to visit the new urban garden in O’Hare Airport. Photo: LaManda Joy Set in a seemingly unused nook of the G Terminal, a mezzanine space has been transformed into a high-tech urban garden. Photo: Future Growing The genius behind the O’Hare installation is Future Growing LLC, the same company responsible for the amazing rooftop garden that fuels the kitchens of New York City restaurant, Bell, Book and Candle, where I dined on a recent visit to that city. A series of vertical PVC towers with high-powered (“wear your sunglasses” high-powered) lights grow a variety of herbs, greens, edible flowers and a few tomato plants. Photo: LaManda Joy

TSEH Architects Transform a Dull Office into a Glorious Green Haven Filled With Plants When an old technology office needed a makeover from its minimalist soviet modernism decor, they decided to go big -- and green! The wonder workers at TSEH Architectural Group in Kyiv, Ukraine have recently revitalized a hard, cold industrial office space into a luscious indoor garden. With green walls, trees, even grassy knolls to sit upon, employees can stop and smell the flowers without even leaving the building. Upon entering the technology office space, guests are greeted with two vertical green columns at the reception area. While greenery certainly brightens up a room, it is nothing without the right environment. TSEH Architect‘s eco-takeover incorporates a ton of green and grassy features, but it also preserves most of the original outlines of the industrial loft. + TSEH Architectural Group

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