Just when you thought exterior siding materials only came in paint, wood, stone, metal, brick, vinyl, and stucco – now they come in living plants as well! Don’t believe it? Read on…
“Living wall” conjures all kinds of images in our minds. With Halloween just around the corner, it is easy to recall a scary ghost story or two; they usually started with a neglected house on the outskirts of town, covered with vines and vegetation! Today’s living walls are a far cry from that vision, having become an art form and popular trend in urban landscaping and interior architecture. Living walls covered in plants and vegetation are used to decorate building interiors and beautify cities – making them healthier, greener and ultimately more enjoyable. Not only do vertical gardens (another phrase for living walls) improve the appearance of modern buildings, they improve air quality and lower energy use as well. Living walls are found everywhere plants will grow. Airports, shopping malls, hotels, museums, office towers.
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