The Changing Façade of Urban Architecture


Vertical garden, Musée du Quai Branly 

This post originally appeared at EcoSalon.

Vertical garden billboard
Big city, smaller footprint:
blurring the line between landscape design and modern architecture.

The trend of vertical gardening is up, as is the rise of the jolly green skyscraper. Easy on the eyes and easier on the planet, upward greenery is transforming our concrete jungles into ivied oases.

Vertical garden, AthenaeumThe Musee du Quai Branly in Paris (top) is one such example, with some 8,600 vertical square footage dedicated to more than 170 different species of plants.

London’s Athenaeum, its tendrils and blossoms looming high over Piccadilly Circus, is another.  

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