Gregory N. Polletta and Sung Jang, of iGNITIATE’s designed this living topiary facade overlay, called “Topiade,” for an existing Louis Vuitton store in Paris, France. Louis V’s ubiquitous monogram pattern is replicated using blocks of real plants, complete with water and nutrient delivery systems hidden behind each block.
Like a living roof, a living wall could utilize wasted or unused space, possibly reduce storm water runoff, mitigate the urban heat island effect, and help absorb air pollutants.
Just imagine the surface pattern design possibilities...
I would love to see topiary facades pop up on unadorned walls everywhere!