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Going Vertical: The History of Green Walls

Going Vertical: The History of Green Walls | Real Estate | Scoop.it
Green walls: Function or fad? As cities and buildings all around the world are being covered in green, we take a look at the phenomenon of green walls.

 The first example of green walls may be found in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, even if they may have been more roof gardens than green walls. Later, from Scandinavia to Japan, numerous civilizations used climbing plants to cover buildings, making what is now called ‘green façades’.


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We love this for so many reasons.... not just the architectural factor or the green benefits we receive. Our favorite aspect is the artistic one... it forces the artist (or client who hires a landscape artist) to consider artistic mediums from any origin, how to use them in ways that allow an eye to see patterns that would otherwise be ignored, and how best to work with the surrounding environment to make the most spectacular punch. We also cannot ignore how great it is that as we replace so many  flat surfaces with new construction (that would typically be home to plant life) humans can think outside the box (or rather, think about any angle, any where, in or on that box) about how to get those plants back into the picture.

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My Little Jardin's curator insight, February 21, 2014 6:22 AM

L'influence des façades vertes sur le milieu urbain ou le pouvoir des plantes!

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Ceilings: The Forgotten

Ceilings: The Forgotten | Real Estate | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever thought to look “UP” when taking a stroll through someone's home, you may have noticed that ceilings can be either "blah" or THE feature that makes a room. It’s commonly recognized t...
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Social Media – Building Credibility As an Expert |

Social Media – Building Credibility As an Expert | | Real Estate | Scoop.it
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giving free advice is a great way to show your expertise and prove how you rise above the rest

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18 Fresh Interior Design Trends to Watch For in 2014

18 Fresh Interior Design Trends to Watch For in 2014 | Real Estate | Scoop.it

Encompassing a number of the trends in 2014, the above image includes turquoise, light wood tones, floral influence, outdoor furniture inside and a little hair on hide.

 


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Welby Construction's curator insight, September 25, 2014 4:41 PM

Interior Design trends to look out for 2014!

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6 Easy Tips to Improve Curb Appeal

6 Easy Tips to Improve Curb Appeal | Real Estate | Scoop.it
The beautiful thing about tips to prepare your home for sale is that they work just as well for home owners that aren’t planning to sell. Even though this is written for sellers, they are intended ...
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