Sunset House Residential Living Wall – Beverly Hills, CA

VGM Living Wall accenting a terrace over a reflecting pool

One of the first VGM Living Wall projects we sold went to this beautiful residential project in Beverly Hills. Designed by the firm of Rios Clementi Hale, it was a solution to creating a green wall behind a reflecting pool underneath a lovely terrace.  Installed by James Cowan & Assocs., the wall looks as good (if not better) today than the day it went in. More images and description after the jump…

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Ten-Fifty B St., San Diego – a LEED-Gold Affordable Housing High-Rise

UR-3600 square planters in bronze finish

This high-rise near downtown San Diego, owned by Affirmed Housing Group and built by Turner Construction, was never supposed to be a customer of ours.  According to our regional sales representative Jon Willingham, the client had already purchased a significant number of planters from a local manufacturer when Turner and the landscape contractor Benchmark Landscape gave us a call.  The unwanted planters were stacked in a corner of the project when he arrived…

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A roof garden done right – 5 Penn Plaza, NYC

all images courtesy of Greener by Design, New York City

Far above the corner of Eighth Ave. and 34th St. in New York, the Haymes Investment Company has created an idyllic terrace garden on the 22nd floor of the 5 Penn Plaza building.  Designed by Landgarden Landscape Architects and maintained by Greener by Design, the project used Urban and Wilshire Collection planters to create a comfortable space overlooking the New York skyline.

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Configuring space with plants – Henley Road Roofdeck, Queens, NY

Wilshire Collection Squares and Rectangles

Louis Fusco Landscape Architects pulled off an excellent example of configuring space using planters at this project in Queens, NY last year.  Using large (36″) and small (24″) Wilshire Collection squares and a series of 96″ long rectangles, they created rooms, sitting areas, and bench structures.  More after the break…

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Claremont Country Club, Oakland, CA

Claremont Country Club May 2008 004

The Empire Collection meets the needs of the more traditional locations.  This project, designed by John Malick Associates of Emeryville, CA, and purchased by the owner, is a lovely terrace overlooking the grounds of this elegant club.  Continue reading