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November 30, 2012

Green Side-Wall

Green and"living" walls are a trending feature in urban environments. Whether free-standing or part of a building, they are valued for cooling capacity, potential to reduce water, air and noise pollution, and aesthetic qualities. Innovations in construction are constant, and the "Green Side-Wall" in Barcelona caught our eye.

Created by Capella Garcia Arquitectura in March 2012, the free-standing steel structure hides an unsightly wall remaining from demolition. Essentially a stack of platform gardens, the green wall "represents the birth of a novel type of construction in the field of 'vegitecture'".

all images via domus

Posted by verdiyan at November 30, 2012 10:00 AM


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