Saturday, June 2, 2012

DIRTT Breathe Living Wall

I just completed a living wall for the new ReMax office on Arbutus street in Kerrisdale.  It was a very interesting project as the wall faces the east but is also only a few feet away from the south facing window on the side of the wall.  I was using a new living wall system created by DIRTT called the Breathe Living Wall purchased through The Office Resource (TOR) and as far as they have said this is only the second wall to be built in Vancouver.  It is a modular wall system and the 6 inch containers slide and lock into place using a trough and wick system that draws water from below.

There were 63 containers in total, so 63 plants, approximately 4 feet X 5 feet and the exposure allowed me to choose some really unique and beautiful tropical plants that don't get used very often indoors as there is usually not enough light.  The colour scheme inside is a dark cherry wood, silver, grey and red wall, so I used plants that accent and compliment the scheme, red, orange, purple, silver and icy blue.  It looks gorgeous and is growing so fast, the setcresea is flowering already!

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