13 Mar These Swoon-Worthy Green Walls Are Taking Over
Swoon-worthy green walls are popping up all over. These biological phenomenons, also known as “vertical gardens” or “living walls,” are a form of plant architecture that is taking off across the globe. They incorporate into interior and exterior walls real greenery with self-sustaining water systems. As a result, our homes, cities, and climate are experiencing noticeable eco-benefits.
Largest Living Wall in Europe
London boasts the largest living wall in development. Created by Sheppard Robson, the Citicape House architecture incorporates over 400,000 plants. Within the first year, this organic surface will capture more than 8 tons of carbon while producing 6 tons of oxygen. This sets a new standard for cities looking to make positive changes in their carbon footprint.
Benefits of Green Walls in Cities
Stanley Hart White first developed green walls in 1938. They added extra insulation to buildings and assisted in maintaining consistent indoor temperatures. They also helped to recycle gently used water from the building, which in turn cut down on waste production.
Bring Living Walls into Your Space
Three-dimensional living works of art are incredible, multi-tasking eco-additions to cities and homes. Science suggests that plants promote a healing space. Additionally, they can help to cleanse the air you breathe while adding a definite aesthetic appeal.
Feeling inspired? Find more ideas on how to bring plant magic into your world in our blog post on hassle-free indoor plant options. Get outdoors more this spring with tips from our post on eco-friendly gardens.