LIVING WALLS AS TRANSITIONAL ELEMENT IN URBAN GROWTH
The lack of vegetation in the urbanized areas, as result of human establishments development, directly affects the quality of life, from physical and esthetical point of view. The construction of living walls is recommended both in interior and especially in the exterior of buildings. By applying these technologies, any kind of area can be used at its maximum capacity, obtaining esthetic valences, benefic for the environment and human health. Even if the price of constructing and maintaining the living walls is higher than a classical landscape its compensated by the environment benefits, raising the vegetation surfaces, with impact for reducing the pollution effect. The new modern concepts for landscape development are keen on using any kind of surface of glass or concrete, turning them in real vertical gardens, being possible to overcome the development of the urban areas making a smooth transition for a healthy green urban environment.
Dumitras, A., Damian, A., Mazăre, G., Singureanu, V., Oroian, I., Zaharia, D. and Pop, P. (2010). LIVING WALLS AS TRANSITIONAL ELEMENT IN URBAN GROWTH. Acta Hortic. 881, 729-732
green walls, urban space, new concepts, landscape development