25 Sep '12, 10am

A Vertical Garden That Actually Lives Up To The Term

A Vertical Garden That Actually Lives Up To The Term

Fair Companies /Video screen capture When Alex reported on a new vertical garden in Spain's San Vicente , it prompted Lloyd to issue a Jargon Watch clarification on living walls, vertical farms and green facades —ultimately suggesting that the term "vertical garden" might need to be retired. And yet it keeps cropping up. Here's an impressive looking project in Barcelona, Spain, where architect Juli Capella was hired by the city to create a "vertical garden" to cover a 70-foot-high, windowless wall. Fair Companies /Video screen capture Rather than opt for the much celebrated "living wall" concept , Capella chose to build a simple, prefabricated scaffolding structure with planters for walls. A system that allows access via the support system to change out dead plants, make repairs to the watering system, or simply enjoy the view. Fair Companies /Video screen capture It is, i...

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