Friday, January 14, 2011

Living walls

You might have heard (or seen) that one of the Anthropologie stores in London has a huge green living wall. The wall at Anthro is 150m2 and 72 metres high and spans over 3 amazing floors. A real gem, and very impressive. The wall was installed when the store first opened a couple of years ago by a Brit company called Bio Tecture. I had never heard of them and came across the other day completely randomly. I checked them out and found some other great projects that I had to share with you. Aren't these stunning? Green way to finish this working week/ Have a great weekend!


54 comments:

  1. Amazing! And I bet it smells spendid! xo

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  2. Now THAT'S what I call oxygen therapy!

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  3. Gorgeous Helena!
    I recently saw one in Tokyo, a mini jungle in the middle of a concrete jungle!

    xo

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  4. That is awesome!! Wish I could see it in person, bet it's even better then!

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  5. I've seen these on the internet but not in person here in the States. The Brits always are so far ahead as far as cool gardening is concerned.

    xo Erin

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  6. How cool. Must say something about me that I see this and immediately think "Furry walls!" from Get Him to the Greek.

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  7. Those are pretty dern gorgeous, but I'd hate to be the one mowing that sucker!

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  8. oh, just another reason to love anthro. as if i needed one... :)

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  9. Was I blind when I visited the london store? Love it!

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  10. Love these! there's a wine bar in San Diego that has these. So cool.

    xo - jami
    i m a g i n e

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  11. Oh how lovely. And so fitting for an Anthro store.

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  12. Very refreshing to be close to these walls especially after a long day.

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  13. I know that Antro shop in LOndon! Stunning green wall!

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  14. This is incredible -- love it!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  15. I just saw similar post on another blog (http://16house.blogspot.com/2011/01/indoor-garden.html) and now I'm obsessed with indoor garden walls!

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  16. Love that regent street anthro store - i could spend hours in there. And i think the top one is Le pain quotidien at Westfield - I've been there but never noticed the wall so i'm going to check it out next time i go - its a great space. And they do yummy food and coffees!
    Rachie xo

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  17. What a refreshing and beautiful way to go green.

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  18. I love them - that one in Anthro blows me away everytime I see it!

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  19. Another reason to go to London! How very cool! xo

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  20. Very Very cool!!!


    Happy Weekend wishes to you!
    xoxo Laura

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  21. That's just amazing! Oh I so need to plan a trip to London. It's just what I need these days and then I could get to meet u too! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie! xoxo

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  22. This is really cool! Thanks for sharing it ;)

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  23. Ahh!This is incredible! I sort of want one installed in my house. Although, I imagine the upkeep is horrid. Ha.

    Xo
    Carly

    All this is Grace and Charm
    http://allthisgraceandcharm.blogspot.com

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  24. I think I'll stick with hanging plants. Until I move into my mansion that is.

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  25. Its beautiful. I could spend all morning here!
    Happy weekend H!

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  26. Oh it's so gorgeous! I'd love to visit! Happy weekend :) xoxo

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  27. Really lush, green and a calming oasis in a world of all too little greenery left in the cities. I am very excited that these living walls are springing up everywhere - it is a great trend. Greetings from very soggy Melbourne, Australia!

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  28. There is a living wall (I THINK), in the Melbourne Central - a train/shopping centre precinct. they are really very cool.

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  29. Oh my. I just love this. How inventive.

    Rachael

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  30. This is lovely! What a great look and feel it would add to the architecture and design... fabulous work! And, speaking of Anthropologie, I am thrilled because our very first in Vancouver is set to open this Spring sometime. I would love if they added a special feature such as this, but nevertheless, can hardly wait. No doubt, I will be one of the first to stop in :)

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend, my friend,
    xoxo

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  31. O, a living wall is such a beautiful idea! I've seen a lot of living roofs around SF, but not a wall...yet.

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  32. I really love stuff like that. Such a great idea! Wish you a cozy weekend,sweetie

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  33. I LOVE this, so cool! Wouldn't it be neat to have one in your own home? Guess what? Anthro is doing a photo shoot right here in Savannah, and we provide coffee to the shoot caterers, so at this very moment, the Anthro models could be drinking our coffee! XX!

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  34. Looks lovely - but er.. spiders?!

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  35. Gorgeous! What a brilliant way to bring the nature in! Have a beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

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  36. anthro always has the best design concepts for their displays, it's so inspiring just to walk around their stores. oh course it helps that their merchandise is lovely:)

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  37. Stunning indeed. It's gonna be so refreshing and inspiring walking in there!

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  38. Mmmmm.... debe oler genial allí! En Madrid está la Caixa Forum, y una de las paredes del edificio está cubierta de plantas... es muy original, aunque nunca lo había visto dentro de un local! Un beso Helena, feliz domingo!

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  39. I always dream to have a home having the same living walls style. That is such a beautiful sharing. thanks for that..

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  40. amazing idea. Any coffe shops or resturants in London with one of these walls? x

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  41. I love the idea of a 'hanging garden' - what a piece of art!!

    Darling, I have just nominated you for an award. The post will be up shortly and I hope you will pop across and receive it.

    Hope you are having a fabulous weekend.

    xx Charlotta

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  42. Ahh I saw these a while ago but I wasn't aware of the firm in the UK who actually make them! They're incredible aren't they?

    I would love one in my kitchen!

    Hollie

    lipstick and balloons

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  43. Absolutely love these living walls. I am working on one for one of my client's apartment in new York. Can't wait to see it done

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  44. Love vertical gardening! I dream of someone experimenting in my garden! Would look fab on my slatted fence. Dream dream...

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  45. LOVE the wall in Anthro in London genius!

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  46. Love it, go green!!

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