Indoor Bathroom Living Green Walls
Recently written by Solvej Schou ASSOCIATED PRESS, "Indoor plant displays an easy way to provide a relaxed feel to home," the article discusses the bathroom living green wall just installed by Siol Studios in a private residence in San Francisco, California. At a cost of $100 - $200 psf, these living green walls can be extremely pricey due to an embedded irrigation system. There are other options such as miniature gardens, terrariums, fairy gardens, landscapes in glass containers and more at a more affordable cost.
Photograph by Paul Dyer Photography
Green Wall Design
Learn how to incorporate Green Walls into your Design!
Green walls, which are also known as vertical gardens or living walls, are often incorporated into green, environmentally friendly spaces that add a multitude of benefits to the client. Besides for being absolutely stunning aesthetically, they provide health benefits and sustainable benefits to any project. The Ascend Modular Living Wall Component & System allows for a green wall of any width and height design starting at 16" width multiples or 9" height multiples. Green walls can be designed around windows, advertisements, pictures, LCD televisions, and many more.
Another way to incorporate living walls into a project is to have a creative design within the green wall itself. Green walls can be designed with logos or pictures within the vertical garden by using various different colored foliage. This provides not only a beautiful living wall with various health and energy benefits, but also adds a living art piece to your project. There are unlimited design options you can incorporate within a greenwall by utilizing all the living plant options available.
Construction to Begin on Marriott Living Wall
Construction has begun already for the Courtyard Marriott located at 461 West 34th Street. As the 339-room hotel gets closer to completion, we will begin our construction of the >600sf green wall located in their lounge.
Renderings from Marx Development Group
We are looking forward to getting this project underway! Located in Hudson Yards, right near the Javitz Center, this will be a great place to stay for conventions and more!
Benefits of Living Green Walls
Benefits of Green Walls
There are many benefits of green living walls. Some of the following include:
- Improved Indoor Air Quality
- Improved Energy Efficiency
- Noise Reduction
- Improved Health and Well-being
- Onsite Stormwater treatment
Utiizing green walls help to improve the quality of air inside the building. The plants in the green walls help by removing the toxins such as toluene, ehtyl benzene, xylene, and other volatile organic compounds in the air naturally. Green Living Walls can also help reduce the termparature fluctuations at a wall's surface by limiting the movement of heat between the walls of a building. This is due to the trapping of air within the plant mass, reducing the temperature via evapotranspiration and shading, and creating a buffer against wind in winter months.
The health and well-being of individuals have been documented to have had a greater positive human health impact in buildings that feature and promote access to vegetation. The vegetation in the green walls help increase job satisfaction, productivity, and even decrease the amount of time it takes for post-operative individuals to recooperate.
How to Maintain a Green Wall
We can provide our customers with ongoing maintenance for our green walls. We will provide weekly inspections to monitor the moisture within our plant containers, trimming for overgrown plants, and plant replacements whenever necessary so that your walls continue to stay healthy and beautiful.
The Ascend® greenwall technology makes maintenance simple and quick. Our plant containers are only 16" wide and 9" high, so any plant replacements will not cause interruption to your business where the wall is located. Plants can be replaced off-site and simply interchanged with the necessary container that needs changing. We simply slide out the old container and replace it with the new one. The irrigation system runs through the mounting frame behind the container and is therefore undisturbed when interchanging any plant containers.