The Walls are Alive

There’s really nothing like a little greenery to freshen up a work space, or any space for that matter.  Below are some next-level green spaces in action.  From incredible living walls featuring over 20,000 plants, to a few DIY projects for your weekend green thumb…. happy planting!  

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A stunning work in the Edmonton International Airport, Green Over Grey Living Walls and Design drew inspiration from high altitude cloud formations and famous Canadian paintings by The Group of Seven and Emily Carr to create the largest living wall inside any airport terminal, worldwide.  This work of art allows passengers a breath of fresh air between flights.  Offering refreshment and relaxation, living walls are like a walk in the park.  View Green over Grey's website here

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Showcasing 26,000 square feet of plants of varying sorts and varieties, Calgary’s own Jamieson Place houses the largest indoor garden in Canada, The Winter Garden, and features a bio wall containing over 20,000 plants.  Living walls offer an 85% reduction of indoor pollutants, how’s that for lunch-break air quality?

Photo Source: http://www.verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com/

Photo Source: http://www.verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com/

Berlin’s Dussman House features a unique “Mur Végétal” designed by famous French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc. Highly accomplished and regarded, Blanc draws inspiration from global travels, architecture and nature to create his works that can be found around the world.

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A topiary approach by Gas Design Group, these concept images for Louis Vuitton stores are a whole new ballgame for living facades. Image via www.treehugger.com.

Get your start in living walls with these smaller scale ideas, perfect for residential installations.  Living walls offer vibrancy, texture and unique composition to décor.  They are quick to establish, sustainable and recyclable.  Get planting!

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Fresh herbs or lettuces are a snip away in the kitchen. Photo Source, left to right: Bright Green Living Walls, Trend Home Blog

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Gorgeous green facades create living art in the bedroom & bathroom. Photo source, left to right: Lindy Donnelly Interior DesignConcreteworks.

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A textural feature wall softens a modern space by RE.DZINE.

Finally, for the truly ambitious…. Make the whole damn house come alive! Via Green Diary

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See more living walls on our living wall pinboard.