Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Green Roof On the East Side-Instant Green

This is what the Green Roof looked like hours after it was installed using GLT pre-grown vegetated mats. Another Mingo makeover completed.

Mingo Design, LLC was hired to turn this small roof top area of a brownstone in to a Green Roof oasis. This is what the space looked like before the transformation.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mingo Design LLC Gets in Dwell Again

The Zizmore West Side garden gets in Dwell again..............

PNC Living Wall in Pittsburg

Have you ever wondered how the soil doesn't come out of the holes on the Living Wall and fall all over the place?

It is because the plants are grown horizontally for a few months to allow for the roots to migrate and thus hold the soil in place when they go extremely vertical.

The latest Living Wall designed by Kari Elwell Katzander.
" PNC really allowed me be very creative with the design of this wall. Inspirations from Verner Panton,Joan Miro and Alexander Calder were taken and used through my design process. Painting with living plants is a challenge met with great respect for the plant material used to grow vertically." The Living Wall system used in this design is made by Green Living Technologies. It was installed by GLT and Philly Green Wall and Roof. The plants were planted and grown by Plant Connection. It is currently one of the largest soil based Living Walls in North America.

A Green Roof and Green Wall Together

A perfect combination for a city landscape where small spaces are the norm.

Living Wall in Tribecca Up

Looking good in Tribecca!

Living Wall in Tribecca Going Up

Getting ready to deliver the panels and hang them on the wall!