The Green Walls
of Patric Blanc
demonstrate some of the most impressive construction on the planet. Blanc has taken color, texture, and beauty right up out of the garden and up the sides of buildings, instigating a wave of green walls across the globe.
Blanc's international projects have enthused myself to begin thinking and experimenting with green wall concepts and thus knitting architectural construction to the earth and its flora.
A green wall is a wall, either free-standing or part of a building, that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and, in some cases, soil or an inorganic growing medium. The concept of the green wall dates back to 600 BC with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The larger green walls concept has been utilized with innovative hydroponics technology...