December 20, 2011

Beverly Hills Private Residence design by PlantsOnWalls

PlantsOnWalls worked closely with the client's designer to create this living wall design. The architect used dramatic up-lighting to highlight the floating orchids amidst a wild jungle of tropical flora. Waves of bright light loving plants flow naturally from the end wall of this sunlight west atrium. The system's frame and felt are both black to shadow into the background. Chinese evergreen and near black ficus waive up from the base and flow into the red undersides of calathea matching foliage of bromiliads. From the ceiling drop ferns amongst the temporal dancing display of orchids an occasional spray of lipstick vine.

Custom living wall installation for a private residence in Beverly Hills, California
by PlantsOnWalls Vertical Gardens, San Francsico









Custom living wall installation for a private residence in Beverly Hills, California
by PlantsOnWalls Vertical Gardens, San Francsico

Custom living wall installation for a private residence in Beverly Hills, California
by PlantsOnWalls Vertical Gardens, San Francsico

Custom living wall installation for a private residence in Beverly Hills, California
by PlantsOnWalls Vertical Gardens, San Francsico

December 18, 2011

Computer Rendered Living Wall Design

Designers at PlantsOnWalls use computers to create rendered designs to gain client approval prior to installation. Anyone can make use of image layout software like Adobe Illustrator or other presentation layout interfaces can use transparant (.gif) images of plants to create layers of repeated images which result in semi-realistic views that represent how a planted vertical garden might feel when complete. Multiple concepts can be presented and approved prior to installation.
Living wall design rendered design by PlantsOnWalls Vertical Gardens
for a private residence in Beverly Hills, California. PlantsOnWalls.com


PlantsOnWalls designer Chris Bribach worked closely with the client's designers to decide upon this final rendered design to be 16' wide by 11' high. An overlay is placed upon the design to corresponds to the specifications for of the vertical planters' pocket grid. Bold lines highlight the 18 panels used to achieve the full size of  this custom living wall design. See: FLORAFELT Custom Sizing Guide

Living wall rendered design (grid overlay) by PlantsOnWalls vertical gardens


The grid is then used to create the final layout during installation. The plants were Root-Wrapped by the greenhouse and placed into boxes. The living wall kit and plants were transported to the job site. In two days PlantsOnWalls installed the living wall kit and plants to create a living tapestry that resembles a window that looks upon a rain-forest. The 2-1/2 minute video below shows how the entire installation was done.


Living wall plant choice design by PlantsOnWalls Vertical Gardens
for a private residence in Beverly Hills, California. PlantsOnWalls.com

December 17, 2011

Beverly Hills Vertical Garden Installation

In Beverly Hills, California, Plants On Walls installed a custom Living Wall for a private residence. Measuring 16' x 11', a total of 528 plants create a stunning feature in the loggia between the living room and outdoor pool, and instantly became one of the signature designs in the remodel.

December 15, 2011

Custom Designed Fern Filled Window Well

PlantsOnWalls created a stunning custom living wall installation for a private home on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. The clients wanted an exciting and fresh way to mask the bare retaining walls of their master suite's sub-level patio. The open-air indirect light was perfect for a variety of ferns. We fitted 234 root-wrapped plants into the felt pockets, transforming a utilitarian patio into a vibrant space bursting with lush greenery. The client was delighted and remarked on how it recalled childhood forest memories.

Floraframe Living Wall Kits filled with ferns for a private residence in San Francisco.
Custom design and installation by PlantsOnWalls.com
Floraframe Living Wall Kits filled with ferns for a private residence in San Francisco.
Custom design and installation by PlantsOnWalls.com

Floraframe Living Wall Kits filled with ferns for a private residence in San Francisco.
Custom design and installation by PlantsOnWalls.com

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December 13, 2011

City of Long Beach Sustainability Proposal


David Magdangal
City of Long Beach, Office of Sustainability
333 W. Ocean Blvd. 13th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
Office: 562.570.6356
Email: David.Magdangal@longbeach.gov

December 1, 2011

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Living Walls


Just finished planting them and put them in the python exhibit.  Here is a photo...

John Brueggen
Director
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
999 Anastasia Blvd.
St. Augustine FL 32080
(904) 824-3337
JBrueggen1@aol.com
www.alligatorfarm.us