11 Incredible Living Walls

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The idea of a living wall conjures up all sorts of images, but in reality it is nothing more than a wall completely covered in vegetation. In order to create a living wall pre-vegetated or fabric panels containing plastic containers, or geotextiles, as well as irrigation systems and vegetation are attached to the wall or supporting structure. This form of urban gardening is often designed as an art form to decorate buildings in cities and has been hailed as one way to make cities more enjoyable, healthier and ultimately greener places.

1. Musee du Quai Branly [Paris]

One of the best loved vertical gardens inhabits the walls of the Musee du Quai Branly in Paris. Created by Patrick Blanc, the inventor of vertical garden systems, this living wall is simply stunning. Not only do these types of vertical gardens improve the appearance of buildings, but they also improve air quality and lower energy consumption.

2. SkyFarm [Toronto]

This 714 foot structure in downtown Toronto, Canada is a superb example of how living walls and vertical gardens can actually be profitable as well as beautiful. The 58 story building only requires 1.32 hectares of land and yet will have 8 million square foot of agricultural space due to the vertical design of farm. It is said that the crops could yield up to $23 million in revenue per annum.

3. CaixaForum Museum [Madrid]

Another amazing living wall design created by Patrick Blanc, the CaixaForum museum has become a popular tourist attraction largely thanks to this creation. Approximately 15,000 plants of 250 different species were used to cover this 24 metre high wall. The juxtaposition of the old building with the vibrant and alive wall makes this a truly spectacular and memorable building.

4. Vancouver Aquarium [Vancouver]

This award winning living wall was created to act as a noise buffer from the city street and to prove that buildings and ecology can be integrated to enable cities to become greener. Covering 500 square feet the wall is made up of thick modular panels and supported by a galvanized steel frame, making the installation of replacement plants easier and more cost effective.

5. Marche des Halles [Avignon]

Another fabulous living wall design by Patrick Blanc, this creation illustrates that not only are urban vertical gardens ecologically beneficial but they can also prove to be highly artist creations as well. The ingenious design means that no soil is required and the careful selection of plants means that maintenance is kept to a minimum.

6. Qantas First Lounge [Sydney International Airport]

Traveling, even when on holiday, can be stressful. Airports are busy, noisy places and waiting for a flight is incredibly boring and sometimes frustrating – but not if you are one of the lucky few to wait in the Qantas First Lounge in Sydney Airport. Here everything is designer, and the presence of a living wall automatically de-stresses a person. Simple, elegant and a great work of art – this is definitely one of Patrick Blanc’s best pieces.

7. Parabienta [Japan]

This eco-friendly living wall is the result of a collaboration of two Japanese companies, Shimizu and Minoru Industries. Said to be relatively inexpensive to create and maintain, the living wall makes a significant contribution to cooling the building thereby helping to lower energy consumption.

8. Siam Paragon Shopping Centre [Bangkok]

The Siam Paragon Shopping Center would have looked positively dull if it wasn’t for the living walls strategically placed in the interior of the mall. Creating a calm atmosphere and adding color, the architecture now looks absolutely stunning. It is a great example of how bringing gardens indoors can spruce up any interior, especially 0% credit card carrying locals and tourists looking to splash some cash.

9. Rica Talk Hotel [Stockholm]

The restaurant in the Rica Talk Hotel was transformed into a botanical oasis by Michael Hellgren, a landscape architect. To fill the 82 meter square space, he used approximately 3000 plants from more than 100 different species. The effect is a cozy, natural environment making this a truly unique restaurant.

10. Oulu Bar & Eco-Lounge [Williamsburg]

Cited as Brooklyn’s first living wall, the Oulu Bar & Eco-Lounge certainly attracts attention with its huge external living wall. Manufactured by a company called ETL and installed by Green Living Technologies, this stunning vertical garden covers the entire front facade of the building and makes a beautiful contrast against the wooden door and window frame. The entire building looks designer chic proving that being green can be trendy.

11. Another amazing green wall that was completely missed as pointed out in the comment section of this post.

Comment: You’re missing the amazing green wall in Terminal 3 of Changi Airport, Singapore. http://www.airport-technology.com/projects/changi/changi7.html

pictures don’t really do justice to the amazing scale of the thing. it’s a weird experience to arrive into this building when you’re paying attention

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138 Responses to 11 Incredible Living Walls

  1. Benjamin Button March 11, 2009 at 11:28 am #

    Just to be clear, as a resident of Toronto… the SkyFarm does not exist. Oh, it may exist in dreams and there may be small models of it in an architects office somewhere, but as of today there is no such building in the city. Where it has been poorly photoshopped into the above picture is actually the soon to be home of the new Festival Tower, a condo/hotel designed to be home base for the Toronto International Film Festival. Having said all of that, as a citizen of this great city, I welcome the SkyWall with open arms. It looks really cool. Oh and, FYI, it probably won’t be able to keep the name SkyWall… so we may as well start calling it by what will be it’s real name… the Rogers Wall (little in-joke for the locals).

  2. derek March 11, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    #2 does not exist

  3. crackgerbal March 11, 2009 at 5:03 pm #

    I love green walls, but some of these images look fake. I couldn’t tell if the toronto one was something under construction and not build yet or not.

    I think green walls are just beautiful and are good alternative to green roofs that might not work for your area.

  4. John Jenseon March 11, 2009 at 9:20 pm #

    Wow, no way dude that is way cool!

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  5. savethehumans March 11, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    yup. get on it folks.

  6. Kevin March 11, 2009 at 9:22 pm #

    No mention of Wrigley Field?

  7. Jay March 11, 2009 at 9:57 pm #

    I don’t know about the rest, but the SkyFarm in Toronto doesn’t exist. It was an old concept and was never built.

  8. tim March 11, 2009 at 10:04 pm #

    how do you water a wall?

  9. EllsworthT March 11, 2009 at 10:45 pm #

    You should see the mildew on my bathroom walls!

  10. alec March 11, 2009 at 11:25 pm #

    I live in Toronto and I’ve never seen that building ever. Are these just plans?

  11. j March 11, 2009 at 11:51 pm #

    so cool..

  12. Live Truly March 12, 2009 at 12:00 am #

    Skyfarm (Toronto) looks awesome. Is it actually built or is that a model/simulation? Couldn’t figure that out in the follow-up links.

  13. youraveragemat March 12, 2009 at 12:07 am #

    Very nice design, though im still thinking the problem of creepy crawlers like centipede and milipede and other kinds of pest living among the green plants.

    How to control that?

  14. Archana March 12, 2009 at 12:22 am #

    Love this green building.

  15. Adam March 12, 2009 at 1:27 am #

    What about Wrigley Field’s wall??

  16. zach March 12, 2009 at 1:51 am #

    WE NEED MORE OF THIS IN EVERY CITY IN THE USA!!!

  17. john March 12, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    That SkyFarm in Toronto was only ever a concept.

    The property where this image is show is obviously a bad render. The property is now owned by someone else and is constructing a building called the Bell Lightbox. This building will not be green (except to the city of Toronto’s mandatory green building standards) and will be used for theatres for the Toronto International Film Festival and residential units.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 12, 2009 at 12:47 pm #

    @Benjamin Button: Thanks for your comments. We thought adding the Skyfarm to our list would be cool, even thought it has not been constructed.

    “Gordon Graff’s Skyfarm isn’t intended as an out-there suggestion of what might be. He’s convinced it would work, right now. In Graff’s conception, Skyfarm is a self-sustaining system.

    It almost has to be: With virtually no penetration of natural light, Skyfarm’s demand for electric lighting comes in at an estimated 82 million kilowatt hours per year. The average household uses about 10,000 kwh annually.

    Hooking Skyfarm into the grid would completely cancel out any of the energy-saving advantages gained by not having to truck its produce thousands of kilometres. And then there’s all that water – 59 storeys of hydroponic plants, stacked half a dozen storeys deep.

    But Graff thought of that. Skyfarm would be equipped with its own biogas plant, to produce methane from its own waste. When burned, methane produces less carbon dioxide than other hydrocarbon fuels. It would be used by Skyfarm to produce its own electricity.

    When Skyfarm is unable to produce enough waste to power itself – Graff estimates that the farm’s internal waste would generate enough methane to fulfill 50 per cent of its energy needs – he suggests a win-win partnership with the city. Waste that travels to civic composting facilities – with questionable renewability, by some accounts – could be diverted to Skyfarm’s anaerobic digester to produce the methane it needs. Skyfarm could take on some other problems to its benefit, too: Sewage is a rich methane source.

    And the water issue? Enter the Living Machine, a patented biological water-filtration system that would recover waste water from sewage and divert it to Skyfarm’s hydroponic growing demands.”

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    chemicallygreen.com March 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm #

    @ Derek: Thanks for your comment. We know that it does not exist. Please see comment answer to Benjamin Button.

  20. eric March 12, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    SHOOPED! …all of them.

  21. Anna March 12, 2009 at 4:58 pm #

    Green walls are beautiful and are good alternative to green roofs

  22. areta March 13, 2009 at 9:49 am #

    WE NEED MORE OF THIS IN EVERY CITY IN THE USA!!!!

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    chemicallygreen.com March 13, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    @Crack Gerbal: Thanks for your comments. You are correct, the Skyfarm was never built in Toronto.The picture of the skyscraper was added to the larger picture of Toronto.

    But it was a great idea and thought readers would enjoy with rest of list.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 13, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    @John Jenson: Thanks for the cool comments.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 13, 2009 at 12:37 pm #

    @Savethehumans: Thanks for your comments.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 13, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    @Kevin: Thanks for the comments. The 10 living walls were chosen because they were part of a building or the buildings structure.
    Wrigley Field is not actual part of a building or building structure. Wrigley is a great wall with all the ivy and is a really cool place. Never been their.

  27. Santiago rickyrran March 18, 2009 at 2:05 am #

    the one in Paris does not exist, there is only one building in Paris that could be as tall and it doesn’t have a vertical garden nor that shape. Besides there is a law in Paris that does not allow buildings to reach or go beyond a certains number of stories. Poor photoshop job by the way

  28. fun-da-mental March 18, 2009 at 2:30 am #

    These green walls are indeed fantastic ideas/concepts and fortunately already often realities. They use space that would otherwise just be wasted with, basically..nothing at all!
    And plants in buildings art just totally relaxing and they create fresh air out of CO2.
    Thanks for bringing this compilation!

  29. Karen Maskall March 18, 2009 at 4:16 am #

    Verticla farms in cities. That’s an amazing idea. I wonder if this will become a reality. No reason why not is there?

    I’m sure there are plenty of hotels with flat roofs that could build vertical gardens on top and grow their own organic veggies.Or would the veggies be polluted with toxins from traffic?

    Great post anyway… plenty to think about!

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 9:21 am #

    @Living Walls/Culture Popped: Thanks for your comments and listing this post on your site.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    @ 10 Living Walls: Thanks for adding this post to the Impact Labs blog site. Thanks again for promoting Chemically Green posts.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 10:41 am #

    @Popurls.com//popular today: Thanks for featuring Chemically Green on your blog. We appreciate you following Chemically Green.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 10:44 am #

    @Jay: Thanks for your comments. Chemically Green is aware of Skyfarm not being built, but thought the concept was really cool and so Skyfarm was listed in the list of 10.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 10:45 am #

    @Tim: Thanks for your comments. You have to water the wall very carefully.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 10:51 am #

    @10 Amazing Walls Living Walls [alt]watch: Thanks for featuring this post on your blog. Chemically Green appreciates this effort and your following.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm #

    @meneame.net: Thank you very much for your comments.
    Chemically Green appreciates listing this post on your blog.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 12:03 pm #

    @Ellsworth T: Thanks for your comments. If you will contact Chemically Green and send your return address, I will send you an environmental, safe to use around people, children and pets, disinfectant that will take care of the mildew.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

    @alec: Thanks for your comment. Yes, these are just plans for the Skyfarm. Actual plans drawn up several years ago, but Chemically Green thought the concept and idea was really cool. Hope someone runs with the idea and builds the structure.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 12:08 pm #

    @ j: Thanks for your cool comment. Chemically Green agrees with you, cool.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    @Live Truly: Thanks for the comments. The Skyfarm is a picture depicting designer’s rendition of how the building might look.

    Chemically Green agrees with you a 100%, Skyfarm is an awesome looking design.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 12:13 pm #

    @youraveragemat: Thanks for your comments. Chemically Green recommends leaving the insects to themselves.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 12:18 pm #

    @Archana: Thanks for the comments. Chemically Green likes the green buildings to.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 12:20 pm #

    @Adam: Thanks for your comments. Wrigley Field has a great ivy wall in the outfield, but is not specifically attached to a building or another standing structure.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    @Zach: Thanks for the comments. Chemically Green agrees with you 100%. More beautiful walls would be great.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    @John: Thanks for your comments. Chemically Green agrees with you, photo not the best, and we know that this building was only a concept. However, great idea and Chemically Green decided to recognize in the list.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

    @Eric: thanks for your comments.

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    @Anna: Thanks for your comments.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 12:41 pm #

    @Areta: Thanks for your comments.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

    @Santiago rickyrran: Thanks for your comments. Chemically Green just wanted to give the French a little coverage.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 18, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    @fun-da-mental: Thanks for your comments.

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    @Karen Maskall: Thanks for your comments.

  52. D March 21, 2009 at 5:31 pm #

    As you’ve made all these montages of imaginary green buildings, why didn’t you make montages of little green men from Mars to live in them?

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    chemicallygreen.com March 23, 2009 at 9:26 am #

    @D: Thanks for your comment. What planet are you from? Uh, doesn’t sound like earth.

  54. Phillip March 23, 2009 at 4:17 pm #

    Clever! What about algae tanks?

  55. jacques March 23, 2009 at 9:15 pm #

    You’re missing the amazing green wall in Terminal 3 of Changi Airport, Singapore. http://www.airport-technology.com/projects/changi/changi7.html

    pictures don’t really do justice to the amazing scale of the thing. it’s a weird experience to arrive into this building when you’re paying attention

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    chemicallygreen.com March 25, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    @Jacques: Thanks for the comments. Chemically Green just plain missed the green wall in Singapore. Our mistake, need to change title to 11 amazing green walls.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 25, 2009 at 11:28 am #

    @Jacques: Chemically Green updated post and name change to 11 amazing green walls and we placed the picture at the bottom of post. Thanks again for your comments. Simple great.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 27, 2009 at 10:24 am #

    @Phillip: Thanks for your comment. Algae tanks did not qualify for the living wall list.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 27, 2009 at 2:13 pm #

    @Jiggaz69: Thanks for your comment. I don’t believe you have looked at Chemically Green very close by checking out the site. Please prove to me that Chemically Green is a tree hugger.

    You have got to be kidding me. Check out my tweets on twitter.

    Seems over 40,000 folks enjoyed viewing this post and over 60+ comments, (including comment answers from Chemically Green).
    Everyone has an opinion and sometimes it is not very good.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 28, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    @Ellavemia (Aimee Valle): Thanks for your comments. Pretty cool, actual walls and a few concept walls. What would be really neat would be to make the walls a living viable function of the building.

    I know there are many more of these walls and they will make a future post.

  61. SaraAbigail March 28, 2009 at 11:38 pm #

    Sorry, no green walls for me: weathering is accelerated when plants enter the picture. Oh, sure, the walls might be designed to disallow plants from violating the integrity of the wall. However, plants are sure to get around our designs. Have you considered the cases with Ficus trees? They have broken water mains and slab foundations, I believe.

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    chemicallygreen.com March 30, 2009 at 3:29 pm #

    @SaraAbigail: Thank you for your comments. How many ficus trees do you see in the pictures in this post? Just wondering?
    The ficus tree is an indoor plant, is this correct or where is the best area of the country to grow if planted outdoors?

    The weeping willow will destroy fill lines, drains, cement patios built flush to the ground and septic tanks in the South.

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    chemicallygreen.com April 4, 2009 at 2:15 pm #

    @SeraphimChris (Chris Taylor): Thanks for the comments.

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    chemicallygreen.com April 21, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    @manujarch(manujarch):Thanks for the Twitter comment.

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    chemicallygreen.com April 21, 2009 at 3:53 pm #

    10 Incredible Living Walls-Green News: Thanks for your comments and cg appreciates the information you included.

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    chemicallygreen.com April 21, 2009 at 3:55 pm #

    srarellano (Salva): Thanks for the Twitter Tweet.

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    chemicallygreen.com April 21, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    Bird Gardens, Hanging Baskets, Living Walls, Mosquitoes and Square Foot Gardening: Thanks for sharing this post on your site.

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    chemicallygreen.com April 21, 2009 at 4:05 pm #

    @urbangarden(Ron Wolford): Thanks for the Twitter tweet.

  69. saraabigail April 22, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    @chemicallygreen.com, Thank you for your response.
    I didn’t say that ficus trees are in the pix. I know little about plants except the inconveniences that they cause. When I stated “consider the ficus tree”, I was speaking about roots in general, it was to note that they can damage building structures.

    All I know about ficus trees is that they are very pretty but that my parents and/or our neighbors had to remove some outdoor ficus trees to stop damage to their homes.

    I don’t know whether ficus is considered inside or outside plants, nor the geographic locations best suited to planting ficus trees.

  70. DTs Flash Drive Blog April 24, 2009 at 5:17 am #

    Yep, most of these are probably photoshopped. Its a great concept however, if you google you can also find houses joined with rocks or trees. Its really neat! The house where I live in has moss growing on its roof and I enjoy that whenever I look out my attic window. :o)

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    chemicallygreen.com April 24, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    @saraabigail: Thanks for your comments. Interesting to find out abut the ficus tree. Most ficus trees I have seen are planted in pots and kept in doors.

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    chemicallygreen.com April 24, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    @DTs Flash Drive Blog: Thanks for your comments.

  73. Zahira April 25, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    Fantastic! Whether they were photshopped or whatever, these are great concepts. I’m going to incorporate them into my premises. How do you mow the turf vertically?

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    chemicallygreen.com April 28, 2009 at 12:14 pm #

    @Zahira: Thank you for your gracious comments. You will have to mow the vertical walls very carefully.

  75. Dorothy May 7, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    Beautiful Photos!! Real or not :0)

  76. Ken May 11, 2009 at 12:00 pm #

    Here’s a simple green-wall technology, for retaining walls: http://gardendesignmag.blogspot.com/2009/02/i-love-this-versa-green-plantable.html

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    chemicallygreen.com May 14, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    @Dorothy: Thank you for your comments. Some walls are real, some are pictures and artist’s renditions.

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    chemicallygreen.com May 14, 2009 at 3:43 pm #

    @Ken: Thank you for the link to building a green retaining wall. cg always appreciates your comments.

  79. Scrapbook Supplies June 25, 2009 at 8:53 pm #

    Living walls are by far some of the most beautiful things…EVER. When I was younger I would always imagine my house with a large and gorgeous living wall… Someday I’ll really have one.

  80. JoJo June 29, 2009 at 8:43 am #

    I think that Patric Blanc has patened his idea which will restrict the use. Behind the greenery there”s a wire edifice and comlpicated watering system not easy to DIY unfortunately.

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    chemicallygreen.com July 7, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    @labellavitagift(Michelle Egelhoff): Thanks for your comments.

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    chemicallygreen.com July 7, 2009 at 10:44 am #

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    chemicallygreen.com July 7, 2009 at 10:45 am #

    @Scrapbook Supplies: Thank you for your comments.

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    chemicallygreen.com July 7, 2009 at 10:47 am #

    @JoJo: Thanks for your comments.

  85. system trading August 12, 2009 at 9:42 pm #

    My concern is how you maintain those things! They’re beautiful but it seems like you’d have to be some landscape architect or designer to care for a living wall.

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    chemicallygreen.com August 15, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    @system trading: Thank you for your comments. Yes indeed, the walls would require some special attention.

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    chemicallygreen.com August 27, 2009 at 10:26 am #

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    @Tilt Studio, Inc.>>Blog Archive>> Incredible living walls: Thank you for your comments.

  89. Carole Sevilla Brown October 9, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

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  90. isupereco October 28, 2009 at 10:00 am #

    Man.. that skyfarm in Toronto is a pretty obvious fake, eh? That march de halles, though, looks really good.

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    chemicallygreen.com October 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    isupereco: Thanks for your comments. Some of the pictures were actual artist drawings and not all were real, but included in post for illustration of what green walls might look like. Really neat concept and hope you enjoyed.

  92. Terry November 13, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    What I liked about this is the over exageration of your far-fetched minds of whoever wrote the specs of that wall. Some one was smoking the wacky weed and using a calculator backwards writing those specs.

    A 714′ tall building that is 58 stories tall, with 8 million square foot of agricultural space due to the vertical design of farm, with a yearly yield of crops of 23 million dollars. You could solve the Worlds hunger crisis.

    Given you the benefit of doubt, a buiding 714′ tall at that slant would only yield you less than 13′ per story or 754 linear feet of slope. Now take your 8 millon s/f divide that by 754 l/f and you have a 10,610 feet long, just over 2 miles long wall.

    I, sure would like to read any comments about this.

  93. kirk December 9, 2009 at 3:26 pm #

    green wall at oulu bar is not there anymore..it dies after 5 months..ELT livingwall is a piece of crap and the entire company too !
    i know poeple trying to use it and dismantel everything afer short period of time.

    however,we met a developper in Montreal, Quebec that has a system tested in this coldness, have no name to give but he’s french canadian.
    system’s called Eco-Vertical…see youtube chanel of ‘Greenlaboratory’

  94. wostarchitects December 21, 2009 at 12:56 am #

    I just love those walls !!
    Especially the CaixaForum Museum ..
    I only wonder how durable it is and what are maintenance costs..
    Great post.

  95. Neil at Skip Hire Sydney January 10, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    I’m Sydney based and flew back to the UK last month. I had the pleasure of seeing the Sydney Qantas lounge wall garden first hand and it really is a delight.

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    The Atrium at Lincoln Center in NYC is another great example of indoor living walls. I also really like Woolly Pocket Living Walls because they’re easy to install, you can use full size plants right away, and is cheaper per square foot than any other product out there.

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  107. Daniel Clarke September 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    Thank you for the compilation. I’ve used the posts as seeds to help find green wall design firms, to list on my own site. Keep up the great work!

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  110. Yolanda Vanveen May 8, 2011 at 3:04 am #

    Eleven incredible living walls… http://chemicallygreen.com/10-incredible-living-walls/ http://fb.me/ZkQqSsBz

  111. Emma@greenglobaltravel July 20, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    Living walls are a great way to bring green back into urban environments, and your home. They can increase air quality, and quality of living for everyone.

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