London’s Largest Living Wall

London plant wallLiving walls can provide a clever way to combat flooding in an old city like London with recurring problems of too much water on streets and during periods of heavy rain, due to the low absorbency of urban surfaces. The Rubens at the Palace Hotel living wall, reaches over 21 metres high. It will be packed with over 20 seasonal plant species including buttercups, crocuses, strawberries, spring bulbs and winter geraniums. Standing at 350 square metres with over 10,000 ferns, herbaceous plants and 16 tons of soil, London’s largest living wall. Continue reading

May Design Series talks

Seilern architectsDesign on the Edge, Architecture in Equatorial Africa was the topic for Christina Seilern of Studio Seilern Architects at the new event called May Design Series in London. She has been working on projects in West and East Africa, making her mark in challenging conditions. The studio’s recently completed residential project in Zimbabwe won the World Architecture News House of the Year 2012 Award. Continue reading