Life in the big city is exciting. With an unrivalled range of consumption opportunities and all the best art and culture, they lack for nothing. But it’s not all good. They can feel suffocating at times. No everyone is lucky enough to work near a park or green space. All that concrete seems to stretch for miles.
When designing a building it’s important to think about the health of the people who work inside. There’s only so much concrete and glass they can cope with. Architects have traditionally used water features and light open spaces to create pleasant working surrounding, but they don’t have to stop there. Increasingly designers and planners are turning to a living wall to add colour to a building, inside and out.
A green wall adds a touch of the countryside to the heart of the city. On the outside of a building this could be a huge hedge running all the way up the side of the structure. Or a roof garden perhaps? Inside, smaller versions can be used to add dashes of colour and create more of a rural feel.
It’s innovations like this that make city living a little more bearable. Every urban centre needs a touch of green. Why not put it inside, on the side and on top of buildings? It’s trend that’s really starting to catch on. Scan the skyline and chances are people might well spot a few buildings sporting green jackets. It’s a great idea that’s helping to transform the city and its buildings.