June 26, 2012

Florafelt F12 - Custom Copper Frame Recirc

A copper framed Florafelt F12 billows lemon yellow snaps with ferns. A pump in the copper bin wateres the unit every day for 30 minutes. Just top of the water weekly and enjoy. Get Florafelt Vertical Planters at PlantsOnWalls.com

Florafelt F12 - Custom Copper Frame Recirc - PlantsOnWalls.com

Florafelt F12 - Custom Copper Frame Recirc - PlantsOnWalls.com
Florafelt F12 - Custom Copper Frame Recirc - PlantsOnWalls.com
Florafelt F12 - Custom Copper Frame Recirc - PlantsOnWalls.com

June 20, 2012

Green Urban Impact - 100 Pine Street, San Francisco

Urban Vertical Garden. CBRE, 100 Pine Street, San Francisco. PlantsOnWalls.com




A small corner of downtown San Francisco now boasts of foliage density that rivals the rain forest!  A new vertical garden by Plans on Walls makes a bold green statement, while offering workers a contemplative spot of nature.  Among the industrial architecture of daily office life, this vertical garden brings not only calm repose of the mind, but a surprising shot of organic vitality, thanks to the forward-thinking vision of CBRE for its new entrance.  Its beauty is available to everyone at 100 Pine Street in San Francisco.


Urban Vertical Garden. CBRE, 100 Pine Street, San Francisco. PlantsOnWalls.com 

Plants On Walls Installs: At the CBRE Tower, Downtown San Francisco

Plants On Walls Installs - 128" x 123" vertical garden, living wall. 100 Pine Street. San Francisco.
Plants On Walls Installs today completed a stunning 100 square foot living wall, tucked beneath CBRE's corporate towers at 100 Pine Street in downtown San Francisco. The massive wall uses 240 plants as the finishing touch on a redesign of the company's street signage, bringing a distintive, eco-friendly flair to the entrance.

Chris Bribach, organic architect and founder of Plants On Walls, directed a team of installers from Gachina Landcape Management to arrange the ficus decora (rubber-tree), birdsnest fern, mother fern, and bear-paw fern on the stainless steel-framed Florafelt vertical planter system, installed by R.N.Feild Construction.

The frame collects water at the base, which drains into the planter below. The wall is irrigated with a 1/4" soaker hose tucked into the top row of pockets, so that water wicks down the inside layer to the bottom tray. The plants draw water from the moist back layer and the roots will grow into the felt permanantly, locking themselves into the internal felt layers.

The visual design is intended to create the feeling of a window into the woods. The birdnest ferns hover in the upper region to create a tree-like canopy as they grow, and recessed lighting from above will give them an ethereal glow. Below, horizontal columns of ficus decora create the impression of tree trunks, and will drop long roots to the ground. The bear-paw and mother fern frame the other imagry to create a jungle-scape of shade loving ferns.

Special thanks to Alan Trinh, Asst. Real Estate Manager, CBRE and his vision for a greener downtown San Francisco.

Chris Briabch, ceo
Plants On Walls Installs

chris@plantsonwalls.com


Installation Day Photos, June 20, 2012

Plants On Walls Installs - 128" x 123" vertical garden, living wall. 100 Pine Street. San Francisco.

Plants On Walls Installs - 128" x 123" vertical garden, living wall. 100 Pine Street. San Francisco.

Plants On Walls Installs - 128" x 123" vertical garden, living wall. 100 Pine Street. San Francisco.

Succulent Room - by Davis Dalbok of Living Green

Davis Dalbok of Living Green San Francisco transforms this wasted space into an incredible room of succulents. First wood framing is built. Then Florafelt vertical garden planters are installed wtih custom galvanized frames. Followed by a beautiful epay deck and finish framing. Contact Davis at Living Green and learn more about Florafelt vertical planters at PlantsOnWalls.com

Succulent Room by Davis Dalbok of Living Green using Florafelt vertical garden planters. PlantsOnWalls.com

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