We worked in collaboration with WOW Architects and installed a living wall in their exhibit at the 2016 Sleep Event.
Yes that is the bed on the ceiling...The concept is that a hotel room doesn't just have to be for sleeping.
We used plants with a dark green colour and then added specks of white with "Peace Lily's" . The Wall was made using a fabric panel system and was up for 2 days only before we had to take it all down again.
The event had more than 4000 people attend this year and there was some amazing and innovative concepts present. Check out their website to take a look at some of them http://www.thesleepevent.com/ .
The wall looked great with a LED strip around the border and the aquarium is a feature we will definitely be using in our designs in future. It was a shame to take it down again ...It will though, be the first of many exhibits we will be attending and it was great to be a part of it. We will keep the blog updated with all that we attend .
The benefits of living walls are huge. Not only do they create a dynamic aesthetic, but also act as natural air filters.
A living wall can contain many plants and can help to remove formaldehyde, VOCs, Carbon Monoxide and many other harmful pollutants.
A living wall installed inside can help reduce energy bills by helping to keep the interior cool! In winter months, a living wall has an opposite effect and acts as an insulation. Amazing, isn't it?
Not to mention the health benefits living walls offer! Indoor living garden acts as an instant stress relief and is very calming. In workplaces plants have been shown to increase productivity, and in the home, they increase peace and calmness.
We would like to show you some beautiful interior living walls installed around London.
1. Lend Lease Offices, Elephant & Castle
2. Barclays Capital, Canary Wharf
3. Brick Lane, London
4. Catlins office, London
5. Forrest School, London
6. Office Café, Paris Gardens
7. Finance Company HQ
8. Newline Insurance
9. BMW Park Lane, London
10. Anthropologie, Regent Street
So there you have it! We hope you are feeling inspired! If you are thinking of building a custom vertical garden and need help, please do get in touch with us!
The 220 metre long and 7 metres high includes a total of 604 square metres of plants, is believed to be the biggest of its kind anywhere in Europe.
2. Quebec, Canada.
The Indoor Living Wall Art reaches 49.5 meters in height! It incorporates over 11,000 individual plants arranged according to colour, texture, pattern and size. to create this beautiful Living Wall.
3. Sydney, Australia.
The wall is 166 metres high and exhibits 250 species of native Australian flowers and plants.
4. Warwick, UK.
The whole building is wrapped around with a massive vertical garden measuring 11,054 square meters.
5. San Francisco, California.
The stunning indoor living wall was designed with sustainable, water-saving features. It exhibits 12,500 plants that cover the publicly accessible lobby.
6. Medelin, Colombia.
Located on the side of a residential building, the vertical garden is 300 feet tall (92 meters)!
7. Newcastle, UK.
The 27m-high Green Wall has been installed on the 24-acre Science Central development in Newcastle. It contains more than 35,000 plants!
The first question to ask when planning any living wall project is how much sunlight will it receive, as this determines straight away the sustainability and suitability of which plants that can be used. Using the wrong plants for the conditions the living wall will have is a common mistake and one that cannot be rectified without replacing the plants for a more suitable selection or by adding artificial lighting. So careful planning and consideration are the cornerstone of a happy, lush and vibrant living wall.
During a site visit we will use a compass to find the direction the living wall will face and use this to estimate the amount and what level of sunlight it is likely to receive, for indoor walls the same applies but we will also use a light meter to take Lux level readings. Another thing to consider is exposure to the elements such as wind and the temperature decreasing and increasing. Once all these factors have been measured and estimated we then work with the client on a suitable plant list and planting schemes….
"The building’s green wall measures 24,638.59 square feet and is expected to save more than $500,000 in energy and water costs annually."