Green wall homes (sometimes called living walls, green facades, bio walls or vertical gardens). Green walls are either free-standing or part of a building, and they are defined as having some sort of vegetation growing directly on them.
Green Walls are conceptualized by architects who have taken on the challenge to make homes more environmentally friendly. By taking on this challenge, they are giving us ideas on what present and future homeowners can do to bring their homes into harmony with the natural environment. The ideas may be used for building new homes or re-purposing existing homes. The designs are meant to be aesthetically pleasing and provide functionality. Some of the designs have vegetation covering the entire house or just a portion therein.
According to Home Physicist. Some of the benefits associated with this design concept are:
I’ve highlighted a small sample of these green walled homes to show you.
The Meera House is an estate on the island of Sentosa, which is adjacent to Singapore. It has lush vegetation on every level, including a sweeping green roof that blankets its curvy form.
The “growing” house shown below, conceptualized and built by architects Samyn and Partners, is located in the outskirts of Brussels and includes a selection of exotic plants.
This beautiful and serene home, Malbaie V Residence, is located in Quebec, Canada
This house is located on Indian Creek Island in Miami and designed by GSky Plant Systems. They installed these green wall panels that feature over 17,000 tropical salt-tolerant plants in six sections on three separate walls. I think this is gorgeous to view from a distance.
The Harmonia 57 house in a neighborhood in the west side of São Paulo, Brazil. I love the industrial look of this house.
A family home built by architect, Max Brunner, really makes this roof come alive.
The green roof design of Villa Bio in Llers, Spain.
Located in Washington, DC and designed by Michael Hellgrens, this vertical garden wall is such a beautiful work of sustainable art.
As a huge garden lover, I get carried away with pictures such as these. I hope you enjoyed looking at these pictures and get inspired to take your green thumb up a notch. This could be a wonderful opportunity to set a green trend in your neighborhood.
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