Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Green Design Inspired by Life

AGU’s 2010 Mass Media Fellow.
(KUNC) - University of Colorado Boulder researchers are developing a new kind of wall that they say will save energy. They're calling it a living wall. And as KUNC's Marissa Weiss reports, the researcher's idea is new, but the concept of a living wall is not. © Copyright 2010, KUNC

Friday, July 23, 2010

The lighting is up and the living walls are ready for the grand opening!

Three Living Walls were installed in Lafayette, Colorado at the new Prana Apartment Homes Clubhouse & Leasing Office this July.

Just across from the busy ER of the Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center a new space for relaxation, community events and exercise has been created at the Prana Clubhouse. The building’s entry welcomes residents with cool colors and two living walls that reach up to the 12-foot high ceiling. Just around the corner guests will see a 3-foot wide by 10-foot high living wall in the Prana Leasing Office that mimics a living mural with various shades of greens, textures and lines to please the eye.

The three living walls were designed and installed by Lively Elements, LLC

Monday, July 19, 2010

Living Wall Installations, Lafayette, Colorado

The installation of three Living Walls at the Prana Clubhouse and Leasing Office in Lafayette, Colorado was completed July 14th & 15th, 2010. The living walls were installed by Lively Elements, LLC .

The official opening of the Prana Clubhouse and Leasing Office is scheduled for July 23rd, please call Michelle Zvitt for a tour of the facilities, 303-460-0500.
Photos of the installation:
The Leasing Office Wall is 10'-4" high x 3' wide. The wall has 180 living plants.

The Entry Walls are both 11'-4" x 2' wide. Each wall has 132 plants.

Close up view of the nine varieties of plants on the living walls.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Benefits of Living Walls

This is a great blog about the Benefits of Living Walls, besides that they are beautiful when properly cared for. http://gardenjunkiesblog.com/2010/02/12/benefits-of-living-walls/

There is a similar list on L.E.'s website. http://lively-elements.com/gardening-facts.html

An article posted recently in the NY Times discusses the pros and cons of living walls. There are many design factors to take into account for a successful living wall. There are certain types and styles that work best for the appropriate areas. For the past three years I have been researching living walls and trying out several systems as well as taking classes by other companies to learn how to install them correctly. I built my own prototype that was very similar to the one in the article built by Matthew McGregor-Mento. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/06/garden/06vertical.html?pagewanted=1&ref=garden

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Living Murals for Interiors

One of my new favorite living wall design firms is Green Over Grey.
They are a leading design firm based out of Vancouver, Canada. "By taking an artistic approach to living walls we “paint” with plants and transform grey to green."

The rooms with living walls by Green Over Grey come to life with a mural of texture, color and lines that please the eye and senses. Take a look at some of their work...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A New Year Brings Some New Changes...

The location of the 2'x2' living wall sample has moved design showrooms.
You can now see the living wall at Terrace Views in Centennial, Colorado.
Terrace Views is an outdoor living design company. Give them a call before visiting the showroom. (303) 727-1000

More changes...
The small 1'x1' sample living wall has been taken down at Ellie's Eco Home store in Boulder.

A new merge of the Vancouver-area Streamline Enterprises and New York-based Plant Connection are thrilled to announce a new strategic partnership, which promises to become the standard in the burgeoning green roof and living wall industry: GRO2 GroRoofsTM & GroWallsTM

Lively Elements is a certified agent and installer for GRO2 GroRoofsTM and GroWallsTM .
The innovative products are sustainable, eco-friendly, and environmentally sound.
Visit http://www.myplantconnection.com/index.php and http://www.gro2.ca/