With green being the buzzword in real estate these days, it is not surprising that most home interior designers in Bangalore are opting for green walls.
What are green walls?
Green walls are vertical gardens or living walls pioneered by French artist and botanist Patrick Blanc almost thirty years ago. A green wall will typically contain a frame, waterproof panels, an automatic irrigation system and plants. If a wall or a panel is already present it can be converted into a green wall as well.
Basically green walls allow the building the breath and they bring in nature beautifully into a concrete jungle. Stark offices that are stripped bare of nature can have a claustrophobic effect on the employees, giving them a sense of being trapped in a Matrix-like environment. Green walls can change that perception and bring in a measure of peace, contentment and also help increase productivity. If the building or home is at a place where there is a poor view then, it is best to build your own view rather than shut out the building completely.
Today, many home interior designers in Bangalore are covering stark bare walls with green to give their interiors and exterior the lush thick green cover.
Ideal locations within a home for green walls would be balcony walls for apartments & flats and compound walls for independent houses. Most home interior designers in Bangalore use aluminium and plastic as part of the fabrication to protect the wall against water seepage.
Commonly used plants for living walls are Syngonium, Phyodandran, Spathipyllum and money plant for the indoors while Scheflera, Durantha gold and Irasinareare used for outer green walls.
Living rooms that have an open balcony or a skylight can be a perfect place for a green wall. An artistically designed green wall can replace any art that you would display in the living room and be a great conversation starter with your guests.
Plants find a natural place in the porch and with a vertical green wall, you can also experiment with the space and make it more spectacular. Build a stone table with a chair or two and some hanging pendant lights, you have a private gazebo ready for some romance.
Green walls make a fabulous façade in the bathrooms. They give us a sense of peace even as we soak in the stress of the day. If a wall is not feasible inside then a one-way glass that overlooks a green wall makes a great substitute (if not better). The living wall can thrive well outside and you get to bring a great view inside your bathroom.
If the bedroom has a balcony overlooking a not-so-salubrious view then it’s time to create your own private retreat. Green walls can also give you more privacy than any window or drapes. Add a hammock or a hanging chair to it, you can imagine yourself on an exotic island and shut out the world.
Our system consists of a frame, waterproof panels, an automatic irrigation system, special materials, lights when needed and of course plants. The frame is built in front of a pre existing wall and attached at various points; there is no damage done to the building. Waterproof panels are mounted to the frame; these are rigid and provide structural support. There is a layer of air between the building and the panels which enables the building to ‘breath’. This adds beneficial insulating properties and acts like rain-screening to protect the building envelop.