Friday, 17 February 2012

GREEN WALLS?

For those of you who are consciously shopping for eco furniture and lighting- what perfect accompaniment for the wall decor? These living walls could be used anywhere! What a fabulous way to create a natural atmosphere and add color and texture. What's more the design possibilities are endless - you can design a pattern or scheme using textures, leaf shape, color, heights, location and so on.....
 

The technical stuff - The system consists of a frame, waterproof panels, an automatic irrigation system, special materials, lights when needed and of course plants. The frame is built in front of a pre-existing wall and attached at various points; there is no damage done to the building. Waterproof panels are mounted to the frame; these are rigid and provide structural support. There is a layer of air between the building and the panels which enables the building to ‘breath’. This adds beneficial insulating properties and acts like rain-screening to protect the building envelop.

We love the fact that they are low maintenance, water efficient and clean! Low maintenance with an automatic irrigation system. They are water efficient, especially when compared to the irrigation that is used for gardens and urban parks. They are clean as there is no soil and no possibility of soil borne pathogens. A lightweight porous material takes the place of soil and therefore the walls are very light, weighing less than 4 lb/ft2 (20 kg/m2).

Another fab find from the DesignerEco team! Wouldn't this look great amongst all your eco furniture?

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