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2/22/12 7:01 A

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Usually, some sort of suspended wire mesh or grid, hung about 6" off of the building. These are good for vine type plants that are rooted in a planting bed at the bottom. More recently, wire mesh designs have developed to include suspended pots for growing medium, however, these require frequent watering as they tend to dry out. Nothing worse than a green wall becoming a brown wall. You can also incorporate elevated beds into the wall itself, so long as there is acess to it from the inside. My daughter grows food and herbs on facades, sometimes called a "living wall". Great idea for an urban restaurant where daily maintenance is not a problem. The wall behind the green wall needs to be a durable material that requires little maintenance, for obvious reasons.

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2/20/12 3:25 P

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I am wondering what sort of building materials/drainage would be used, to prevent the rotting process from attacking the walls? Do you know?

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2/19/12 5:38 P

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Green walls are a great idea, both from a design perspective and energy efficiency. Very easy to do to.The best part is that is greatly improves the interior space by providing shading and absorbing heat.

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Green walls are walls that are planted with vegetation, so that its a living wall of greenery.
Prolly the best example of one that I can think of is in Paris, the Musee de Quai

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Its pretty striking!

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what are green walls? sorry, i'm not an architect.

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I'm wondering if any of you have had experience in the creation of green walls? What your thoughts on this design feature are, which model is more successful long term, maintenance issues.

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Great to have you! I do a lot of drafting, myself. Actually, that's not my FAVORITE part... but very necessary. I enjoy learning about how things are built and put together.

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I'M NOT AN ARCHITECT, BUT MAYBE ONE DAY I HOPE TO BE! I AM A DRAFTER, FROM RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE TO STRUCTURAL. ONE DAY WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT I WILL GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND FINISH WHAT I STARTED, SO FOR NOW I'M MORE OF A HOBBIST. I HOPE TO MEET MORE PEOPLE ON HERE WITH MY SAME INTEREST AND POSSIBLY MOTIVATE.

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I think this will be a GREAT place for you--green design is not just a craze or fad--it's going to become the norm. I hope that we have some Sparkers joining that are really knowledgeable about this.

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I saw your post in the leaders forum. I am not an architect but would like to build an energy efficient "green" house in the near future.

Figured I might learn something from others here.

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We sit at desks all day doing CADD, renderings, researching materials and codes, and eating our lunches. If you can relate to this--you belong to this group!

I started this group for professionals, but I think anyone interested in architecture and design should be able to get something out of it.

I hope this can also be a place to exchange ideas and interests in design.

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