Friday, August 8, 2008

Green Gone Wild! "Living Wall" Graces 86th Street.




This is clearly taking the meaning of "Green Building" to a whole new level! You've heard of green roofs, but green walls? Yes, Pure Yoga on 86th Street has a green wall! They call it a "living wall", and it is indeed alive. All I can say is "cool"!
The 1000sf living wall is watered by a computerized irrigation system and trimmed every couple of weeks. While I'm sure it's not cheap to build and maintain a living wall, Pure Yoga seems to have come up with a great marketing ploy. The wall does not go unnoticed, someone seems to be taking a picture of it every minute. The plants will be changed in the fall to a heartier variety that can handle the NY winter.
The Making Of The Green Wall (BuildingGreenTV.com)
Examples Of Green Walls (ELT Living Wall Photo Gallery)
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5 comments:

  1. Nice billboard;

    I found another in Bordeaux (France), photographed by philoujack http://www.flickr.com/photos/philoujack/618907917/

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  2. or here in Luxembourg : http://www.flickr.com/photos/60088395@N00/2680433872/

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  3. Andrew...Very Cool.. but at least mention the company who manufactures and installs the product....Green Living Technologies (www.agreenroof.com) is made in the USA and in fact NY unlike the mentioned plastic ELT product from Canada not even a close second...thanks....cool blog

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  4. #3, thanks for the props. You are right. Thanks for mentioning the made in America version.

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  5. Unfortunatley, this wall today looks dull and almost dead. If you want to devellop a reliable technics to create living wall, visit us at www.plantwalldesign.com or verticalgardenstechnology.com
    all the best,

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