Facade Greenery: Contemporary Landscaping

Author: Chris van Uffelen
Homepage 9783037680759

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  • : $29.95(AUD)
  • : 9783037680759
  • : Braun Publishing AG
  • : Braun Publishing AG
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  • : March 2011
  • : 248mm X 197mm X 20mm
  • : Switzerland
  • : 29.95
  • : April 2011
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Description

The greening of facades with plants gives a piece of nature back to the city. But a green facade is much more than a charming view: Thanks to its insulating effect, it evens out extreme swings in temperature, protects against UV radiation and improves sound insulation. In that regard one does not have to always rely on the usual ivy. Other evergreen or fruit bearing plants and even exotic flowers can be used as facade decoration. In that way varied and creative greening can be created which lend a colorful aesthetic tone to the cityscape. The 50 projects presented here give an overview of this current trend in landscape architecture.