City Walls of Nature

March 25, 2008 at 9:29 am 14 comments

Greenery

Just a quick article to show how a brilliant

designer, Patrick Blanc, is transforming

cities with vertical gardens.  Mr Blanc has

patented the vertical design*, allowing the greening

of city buildings, inside and out.  Take a look

at his wonderful website gallery, “Walls”, a slideshow of

beautiful, sustainable ideas.  Great concept for

getting nature back into urban places.

(copyright Monika Roleff 2008.)

*Mr Blanc’s designs are patented, therefore, are

not to be copied.  Further details on site link.

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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Genece  |  March 25, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Monika, I really want to see the images only cannot find the link. Help!

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  • 2. imogen88  |  March 25, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Genece, go “english”, then select “walls” — this should take you straight in. You can select the type of slideshow presentation you want. Enjoy, it’s beautiful, and beautifully done!

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  • 3. Genece  |  March 25, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks Monika! Once I got to the site, I was in complete awe of the beauty and richness he’s created, bringing green to urban living. Amazing!

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  • 4. woodnymph  |  March 25, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Wow! Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the link.

    Vi

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  • 5. shewolfy728  |  March 25, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    This is really nifty – and beautiful, too.

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  • 6. Lori  |  March 25, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    His walls are lovely. I wonder how this design would work using vegetables?

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  • 7. imogen88  |  March 25, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Agree, everyone. Lori, this is a good idea, I wonder how it would work — worth thinking about!

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  • 8. lorigloyd  |  March 26, 2008 at 3:40 am

    Dangling cucumbers and swinging tomatoes!

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  • 9. imogen88  |  March 26, 2008 at 3:45 am

    LOL, Lori! Not to mention squash, pumpkin, and passionfruit vines all defying gravity. This conjures up all sorts of possibilities, walls as food stations, shelter for birds — wow. Here an organisation has created an idea for community produce, so some local municipalities are growing apple trees at train stations, etc., so people can pick an apple on their way to work in cities and connect back to nature. It’s amazing what can be done!

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  • 10. Lori  |  March 26, 2008 at 4:30 am

    😀

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  • 11. Heather Blakey  |  March 28, 2008 at 4:33 am

    Inspirational. And I thought I had things hanging on the walls of my garden. 🙂

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  • 12. imogen88  |  March 28, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    You sure do, Heather. It does come to mind for this story!

    Reply
  • 13. jodhiay  |  March 29, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Very cool: living artwork!

    Reply
  • 14. imogen88  |  March 30, 2008 at 4:08 am

    Agree totally, Joanne, that’s exactly what it is!

    Reply

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