Vertical Garden Store and Green Roofs

April 7, 2008 at 6:19 pm 8 comments

In addition to the post regarding vertical gardens on walls in urban areas…thrilled to see a very stylish example on the Firth’s eco conscious store in London adopting the idea.  Learned about the store, Eco Age, on treehugger.com which is a great resource for all things green and emerging!  As can be seen from the photograph of the exterior of the store, the upper story is clothed in a very calming green, beautiful to see in the city. 

WorldGreenRoof.org shows other examples of greenery being incorporated into building design on roofs.  Featured on the link are some stunning photographs, expanding on this brilliant idea.

(copyright Monika Roleff 2008.)

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  • 1. espirit07  |  April 8, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Isn’t it exciting to see so many cities participating in going green. I’m thinking Mother Earth is very happy with these actions.

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  • 2. imogen88  |  April 8, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    I can’t help but agree with you, Genece!

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  • 3. woodnymph  |  April 8, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Vertical and roof gardens are a great way, I think, to make our cities more livable..

    Vi

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  • 4. imogen88  |  April 8, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    It seems like it’s an idea that’s going to take off, Vi. Seeing it crop up in various places, lately.

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  • 5. Caroline  |  April 15, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Imogen88, you are so right! Here at Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, a nonprofit, it is our mission to promote the widespread public and private benefits of green roofs, green walls and other forms of living architecture. To learn more, there are lots of resources on our website including news, our quarterly magazine, the Living Architecture Monitor. We also have an annual awards of excellence program (see our site under Awards of Excellence for images) and just launched a new book called Award Winning Green Roof Designs by Steven Peck, founder of GRHC, (Schiffer Publishing) based on the first five years of our awards program. Also, if you are really interested in this topic, check out our upcoming conference in Baltimore April 30 to May 2. See http://www.greenroofs.org for info. And finally, we also have a new Green Wall course…the first in North America. Great blog, thank you.

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  • 6. imogen88  |  April 16, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Caroline, wonderful to see you here! This information is very valuable to us here, and I thank you so much for including it, and sharing your thoughts on the blog! Will continue to post updates on what you do 😉 . I am adding the link for your magazine for anyone who wishes to explore http://www.greenroofs.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=51&Itemid=64.

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  • 7. Lori  |  April 16, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    You are doing great work here, Monika. This blog has provided me with a lot of information.

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  • 8. imogen88  |  April 17, 2008 at 7:08 am

    Great to hear, Lori!

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