30 Jan '12, 7pm

Check out this Private Brussels Residence and verticle greenroof.....

Check out this Private Brussels Residence and verticle greenroof.....

Situated in the outskirts of Brussels, the architect of the private home is Philippe Samyn with Patrick Blanc as the botanist and designer of the Vertical Garden Wall. Construction took eight years with one year of fine-tuning the plant selection. As a result, the four-story house is covered completely in plants on three sides (the fully glazed west elevation is left open to expose the ground, first and second floor interiors) plus the roof, and is both a home and workplace for a cinematographer and his family. It was Patrick Blanc's first opportunity to envelope an entire house in vegetation - even the rooftop. As usual scaffolding was set in place to construct the metal structure, attach the PVC panels, staple the irrigation fabric, install the hydroponic irrigation system, and set the plants in place. The same process was used for the greenroof. Patrick had to carefully...

Full article: http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/pview.php?id=1360

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