a tale of a few cities

Green Wall in San Francisco

Posted in architecture, design, flora and fauna by petercombe on October 28, 2009


Musee du Quai Branly in Paris


Patrick Blanc, responsible for the green living walls of the Jean Nouvel designed Musee du Quai Branly will be designing a fifty ft wall for a local private high school in Lower Pacific Heights, San Francisco. The Drew High School expansion will be Blanc’s 5th and largest American creation, covering the street side wall of a 14,500 square foot assembly hall for the small high school campus at California and Broderick streets. That’s steps from our house and will provide for an interesting visual distraction while en route to the shops Divisadero and Fillmore streets. Fall, 2010 should see completion.

Photos: Patrick Blanc

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  1. rebecca sweet said, on September 21, 2010 at 4:07 pm


    I’m a garden designer and writer (also in the Bay Area) currently co-authoring a book on vertical gardening, called Garden Up!, that will be published Feb. 2011. We are writing about various aspects of vertical gardening and different ways gardeners can add vertical elements to their gardens.

    If you’d like to know more about me you can visit my website http://www.harmonyinthegarden.com or blog http://www.gossipinthegarden.com. You can also see a sample of the book on Amazon’s site http://www.amazon.com/Garden-Up-Vertical-Gardening-Spaces/dp/1591864925/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1284650972&sr=1-1

    Thanks for your time! – Rebecca Sweet

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