Rediscovered recently, the green wall is currently prized by architects, designers and home decor enthusiasts for the enormous potential it offers in terms of cladding of interior or exterior surfaces. At “Home decor group new”, we’ve talked a lot about how to use such a wall. We even shared with you our selection of the best DIY vertical garden making ideas!
The indoor or outdoor green wall, a concept exploding in the modern urban environment
Today, we return to the subject of the green wall, inside or outside on the occasion of a recent invention: the green wall decorating the facades of buildings for the creation of vertical forests! The most impressive model of such a vertical garden comes from China but several other similar projects exist in Europe in particular. They inspired us to rediscover the beauty of the green wall and its jobs, both inside and out.
Green wall transformed into a vertical forest in China by Stefano Boeri
The Chinese city of Nanjing is still called the “capital of the South” of the country. It is here, in Jiangsu Province, that the first project of a green wall covering two buildings will be launched. The very ambitious goal of this project is that the surface of the two towers in question will gradually become a vertical forest. It will house 2,500 bushes and shrubs and 1,000 trees. Given the air pollution rates in China’s industrialized cities, the goal of the project is, of course, far from being purely aesthetic. The plants installed on the facades of the two towers will have to produce 60 kilos of air a day. One way to combat the adverse effects of industrialization on human health. The author of the project is the Italian architect Stefano Boeri. The expected date for the completion of the construction is end 2018.
Two green wall projects on the facades of buildings in Europe
If the Chinese project impresses by its large scale, it is not the only one to have proposed the introduction of green plants which will turn into vertical forests gradually. Two other similar ideas are being considered on the European continent. The first should be realized in the city of Lausanne in Switzerland. It has a green wall made on all floors of a building in light tones. The second will be built in the city of Milan, Italy. The vertical forest is also composed of trees planted on each floor, next to terraces and balconies which themselves provide an additional surface for the garden. These three remarkable projects illustrate only a few aspects of how the concept of the green wall has adapted very successfully to the urban environment.
Indoor green walls
The interior green walls are long appreciated by the owners of houses or apartments that do not have gardens or terrace. Currently, they are also used in the interior design of offices and business premises. Very popular, they inspire decorators and designers to find ever more interesting forms of presenting plants as vertical gardens. Below, we share with you some pictures of this kind of projects.
Green wall by Rocco Design Architects in Hong Kong
A green wall decorates the premises of a hotel in Hong Kong. The design of the wall is signed Rocco Design Architects. The green plants are arranged to contrast with minimalist design materials.
Green wall by Rojkind Arquitectos + ESRAWE Studio in Mexico City
This green wall is part of the decor of a natural atmosphere restaurant, the Tori Tori, which is in Mexico’s capital. The color of the plants is chosen to harmonize as well as possible with the wall cladding and the nuances of modern furniture.
Indoor vertical garden in Athens
Here is another interior vertical garden project that plays on the impression produced by contrasts between green plants and raw materials. To create a more harmonious atmosphere, the decorators have chosen to use chairs with wooden legs that echo the nature of the wall behind.
Interior green wall in the Euronet office in Warsaw
More and more offices have interiors decorated with a green wall. Green plants are supposed to make the atmosphere more relaxed and enjoyable. This is the solution adopted by Euronet for its offices in the Polish capital.
Vertical garden in the premises of the GTB company in Shanghai
The premises of the company GTB, an advertising agency, also have an impressive vertical garden. His idea is to function as part separation. So, on one side of the wall, we find the classic office part. On the other side, there is a relaxation area with chairs and a bar.
Interior green walls in Chertsey
The British marketing company Cheil has also chosen to adopt the concept of green walls for decorating its premises in Chertsey. As in the example above, green structures also act as room dividers. Turned to the relaxation area, they promote a modern and relaxing atmosphere.
Green wall small space in Monterrey
One of the benefits of green walls is that they do not require much space. The proof, with the project done in Monterrey on the picture above.
Green Wall in Amsterdam by HEYLIGERS Design + Projects
The projects of green walls are so popular that we find some very interesting models around the world. This modern example is provided by the interior of the Nuon company in Amsterdam.
Plant Wall Idea in Flowerpot by Joost Bakker
Those who dream of an indoor green wall will be delighted to learn that they can make such a decoration for themselves. The proof is brought to us by this project signed by Joost Bakker. It consists of a vertical arrangement decorated with flower pots. Filled with green indoor plants, these pots are the building blocks of an original green wall. One of the strengths of this idea is that you are free to select the size, shape and layout of your improvised wall as you wish. For example, it is possible to divide the cabinet into two pieces or use it as one. To add to that, one can consider decorating one’s wall with other objects or filling it with flower pots only. Everything depends on the desires and wishes of everyone!
Nature wall decor in houseplants by Apostrophy’s Design Studio Bangkok
The natural and relaxing environment of the plant walls is ideal not only for the development of offices and cafes but also for the home. We discover a beautiful example signed Apostrophy’s Design studio with these images. A proof that the green walls can be the basis of a true tropical style vertical garden! Here are some inspiring examples for creating a vertical garden in the form of a green wall. You can explore even more images of similar projects in the gallery at the end of this article.
Exterior green walls
Outdoor plant walls adopt very different shapes and aspects. In addition to having a decorative function, they also have environmental benefits, especially in large cities. Here are some interesting achievements of exterior green wall projects.
House world in Thailand with green wall
The green walls have been used for decades in the decoration of house facades. They are also adopted in modern architecture, as evidenced by this design villa project.
A high school in Singapore with green wall
Decorating the exterior in densely populated cities, green walls promote the overall ambiance of neighborhoods and reduce air pollution. In Singapore, the high school of visual and applied arts has chosen this kind of green wall for the decoration of its facade.
Thai factory with green wall outside
Regarding the realization of green wall outside, it should be known that the choice of plants is to be determined according to the climate of the region. Thus, this Thai factory decided to decorate the walls of its premises with tropical plants.
Exterior Walls by Michael Hellgren
Sometimes the choice of building an exterior green wall is not dictated by the lack of space or the desire to create a more impressive space. Thus, many modern decorators like to associate a green vertical garden with simple, minimalist colors and materials. The result is very interesting, as shown by this project by Michael Hellgren. The size of the vertical outdoor gardens may vary depending on the spaces. Thus, some prefer a surface covered with greenery in length. Others opt for a vertical garden wall type space. For this reason, green walls are a good solution for any type of open exterior. You can enjoy the decor of a terrace or to embellish a breeze between a property that of neighbors! Below are some more examples of wall-shaped vertical gardens that you can take inspiration from.