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2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling to Welcome & Inform

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2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling

Top 10 Hot List, 10 Categories, 10 Week Countdown

Take a look at installation number two in my 10-part series counting down our yearly “Greenroofs.com Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design” by category.

We inaugurated the “Top 10 Hot List” in 2007, and 2018 is packed with some very cool, awesome, and stunning projects located across six continents.

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling

I presented my fast-paced and always fun whirlwind tour across the world of living architecture in New York three weeks ago at 2018 CitiesAlive.  In order to try and keep to my 30-minute maximum presentation time, I removed several projects and slides, but I’m going to show them all here in this series.

Are you ready to be dazzled and inspired by some of the latest and greatest living architecture projects from across the global greenroof and greenwall industry?

Last week I showed the 2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #10: Client Specific ‘Boutique’ Greenroofs & Greenwalls – here’s the next one:

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling to Welcome & Inform

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling

Instead of a boring billboard, why not greet your visitors with healthy, leafy greens (and yellows, oranges, etc.)?:

Open Plaza

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling

Set in arid northern Chile, birthplace of my beloved mother, I just had to highlight this thriving cool-in-the-desert project!

 

Green Gate: Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center for Culture and Research

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling

Patrick Blanc really shows non-believers what biodiversity means, let alone here in the desert!  Why incorporate only a handful of species when you have over 200?

 

Next Station CBS Exhibition

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling

Kudos to a team of dedicated civic groups to brightening up old spaces and advancing living architecture with relatively simple vegetated solutions!

 

The Hill of the Buddha

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #9: Living Eco-Bling

We knew lavenders can calm our mind and open psyches, and the peaceful floral concentric circle design at this cemetery helps ascend our souls!

 

Next Week: #8

That’s it for this week.  I hope you enjoyed category #9.  Read Greenroofs.com’s 2018 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design Press Release to learn about all 10 categories.

Join me next week where I’ll present 2018 Top 10 Hot List category #8: Sponge Infrastructure: Rebuilding water edge development for climate change resiliency.

Please do send me suggestions for next year’s Top 10 at [email protected]

 

Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall ~ Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP

 

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2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #10: Client Specific ‘Boutique’ Greenroofs & Greenwalls

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