3 – 2019

Vertical Greenery

How can we equip urban space and building envelopes to deal with hotter days? Beyond the area of technological speculations green facades offer possible answers. On this account we take a critical backward look and present the most important planting systems to develop since trees have been growing on the Bosco Verticale in Milan. In addition, we present the long cultural history of greenery on buildings: from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the facade gardens by Patrick Blanc.

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