Not for the feint of heart, but for the green of thumb: A living wall is a vibrant way to celebrate nature in tandem with architecture. Peek through our archives for another look at living walls and vertical gardens.
Botanist Patrick Blanc designed this Paris aerie for the Dimanche family. Their indoor garden wall is 20 by 23 feet, dominating the living room in the best possible way. Photo by Jessica Antola.
Photo by: Jessica Antola
In this architect's Upper West Side co-op, the Zizmors' son plays in front of a living wall created by urban landscaper Kari Elwell Katzander of Mingo Design. Photo by Roland Bello.
Photo by: Roland Bello
The garden wall in Pulltab's East Village apartment renovation frames the client's breakfast area and walnut-paneled study. Integral to the indoor green wall design is a low water trough under the garden wall, which collects runoff from the wall’s irrigation system. See the entire installation process here. Photo by Elizabeth Felicella.
Nelson Byrd Woltz's vertical garden in New York City creates a nest for its human and avian inhabitants. The perennial plants on the green wall were plotted out as a piece of verdant abstract art, and edibles, like strawberry, thyme, and rosemary, are planted within children’s reach. Photo by Eric Piasecki.