3D Printed Planter Bricks

April 6, 2013



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Now you can print and plant a brick.



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Planter Bricks are 3D printed concrete masonry units that double as vessels for growing plants and vegetation.



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Created by Emerging Objects, a design and research subsidiary of Rael San Fratello Architects specializing … Read More…

Green Walls and Living Sculpture Blend Art and Fashion

March 24, 2013



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Complex and intricate living art arrangements composed of thousands of plants climb the interior walls of of Isetan Shinjuku, one of Japan’s oldest department stores.



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For a recent unveiling of the store’s “Fashion Museum” botanical artist Makota Azuma’s The Art Read More…

Green Walled Facade Conceals Building’s Mechanicals

February 25, 2013



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Plants pop through small holes of the die-cast aluminum panels that punctuate the living facade of Green Cast, a mixed-use building in Odawara, Japan.



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Designed by architects Kengo Kuma & Associates, the building’s slightly slanted panels are formed over … Read More…

Organic Concrete For Living Green Facades

January 10, 2013



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Spanish researchers have developed a living concrete that may define a new method for creating vertical gardens and living walls on building facades.  Capturing rainwater, the multilayered cement encourages and sustains the growth and viability of specific mosses and lichens … Read More…

Vertical Gardens With Supernatural Healing Powers

December 11, 2012







We’ve discussed before the benefits of plants and vertical gardens–how they can not only beautify indoor and outdoor spaces, but can help decrease energy usage by providing insulation, improve indoor air quality, even provide a place to grow Read More…

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