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Day of the Living Wall

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Why limit our oxygen-releasing flora friends to the indoors when you can flank them on buildings of all proportions, thanks to the highly-skilled hands of a botanist? Take a step outside to see six amazing living walls from Portugal to London.
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  In 2011, The National Gallery, London honored the Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh with this living wall selectively covered with over 8,000 plants of 24 different varieties to recreate the artist's painting, A Wheatfield, with Cypresses, which was shown in Trafalgar Square in central London. Via The National Gallery.

    In 2011, The National Gallery, London honored the Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh with this living wall selectively covered with over 8,000 plants of 24 different varieties to recreate the artist's painting, A Wheatfield, with Cypresses, which was shown in Trafalgar Square in central London. Via The National Gallery.

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  No need for any home fresheners—apparently the sweet, earthy aroma from the over 4,500 plants and counting living wall façade of this mysterious home in Lisbon, Portugal makes its way indoors. Via No Ordinary Homes.

    No need for any home fresheners—apparently the sweet, earthy aroma from the over 4,500 plants and counting living wall façade of this mysterious home in Lisbon, Portugal makes its way indoors. Via No Ordinary Homes.

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  Outside the CaixaForum Madrid in Madrid, Spain designed by Swiss ar­chi­tects Herzog & de Meuron, botanist Patrick Blanc's four stories high vertical garden with over 15,000 plants from over 250 species not only provides a visual marvel to its visitors, but shades them from the blistering sun.
Via RIVA SAN VITALE fall 2012.

    Outside the CaixaForum Madrid in Madrid, Spain designed by Swiss ar­chi­tects Herzog & de Meuron, botanist Patrick Blanc's four stories high vertical garden with over 15,000 plants from over 250 species not only provides a visual marvel to its visitors, but shades them from the blistering sun.
    Via RIVA SAN VITALE fall 2012.

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  To raise awareness about biodiversity in cities and the benefits it delivers, the EEA façade, overlooking one of the most prominent squares of Copenhagen, Denmark, gets shielded with a vertical garden (shaped like a map of the European continent!) which uses a mesh pattern, similar to a cross-stich pattern, that fills in dirt and various flowers. Via WalkOnWaterOrDrown.

    To raise awareness about biodiversity in cities and the benefits it delivers, the EEA façade, overlooking one of the most prominent squares of Copenhagen, Denmark, gets shielded with a vertical garden (shaped like a map of the European continent!) which uses a mesh pattern, similar to a cross-stich pattern, that fills in dirt and various flowers. Via WalkOnWaterOrDrown.

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  Back for his debut: Patrick Blanc's sublime living wall on the Jean Nouvel-designed Musée du quai Branly in Paris, France. Via LadyLimoges.

    Back for his debut: Patrick Blanc's sublime living wall on the Jean Nouvel-designed Musée du quai Branly in Paris, France. Via LadyLimoges.

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  London's Athenaeum Hotel near Hyde Park features a side living wall designed by well, you guessed it, Patrick Blanc. (Pin).

    London's Athenaeum Hotel near Hyde Park features a side living wall designed by well, you guessed it, Patrick Blanc. (Pin).

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