Let the Competition Begin!

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. Since 2002 the event has expanded to currently include 65 participating teams and nearly 10,000 students in three competitions around the world.

village_construction-1024x682

For the 2013 competition, Perry Cordoza of Nuvis, and currently the President of the SoCa Chapter of the ASLA invited Site Design Studio to design a courtyard as part of the event. Site Design then enlisted us, along with other manufacturers, to “supply the tools” so they could “create the space.”

100_1615

Included in our donation were our Willshire Collection rectangular planters in both Alarm and Apple, as well as a TerraScreen living wall system. Both were used in a courtyard entrance within the Solar Village. Thanks to Park West who planted up the planters and assisted with the installation. Continue reading

Green Roofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2013

VS2013-homepage-974x150

We’re looking forward to the summit, which kicks off next week. It is an entire month of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and research papers on one of our favorite topics – living architecture!  Think of it as a trade show, but without actually having to go anywhere to attend. Continue reading

11 Broadway, Brooklyn – Interior Living Wall

all photographs courtesy of Sean Ealey, Town & Gardens

Town & Gardens of New York, following up on the spectacular living wall they installed at the Technogym showroom in SoHo, put in this fantastic interior living wall in the lobby of an apartment cooperative in Brooklyn. They used our TerraScreen interior living wall system, just like in the other installation. Continue reading

Patio Garden at the Swedish Medical Center – Seattle

Wilshire Collection rectangles and VertiGreen trellis at the MS Center, Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hil

We published a post a few months ago regarding the interior living wall that was installed at the Swedish Medical Center in Cherry Hill, WA. While an impressive project on its own, it was only a portion of a larger installation. Designed by Callison Architecture and installed by The Interior Foliage Company, this outdoor garden is immediately outside of the elevator lobby that holds the living wall. We’re especially proud of this project, as it shows how Tournesol Siteworks products can provide a wide range of products for a patio garden. Our design customization was critical to the success of the job. Continue reading

Del Frisco Grille Interior Living Wall, Phoenix, AZ

 

all images courtesy of Plant Solutions of Scottsdale, AZ

Our friends at Plant Solutions in Scottsdale just shared a fantastic slide show with us of their most recent installation of an interior living wall at the Del Friscos Grille in Phoenix.  They’ve done great work in the past with our living walls (see here, here, and here), so we were anxious to share this with you.

Preparing the TerraScreen interior green wall on a custom frame

Continue reading

MS Center at Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill Interior Greenwall

Interior living wall at the Swedish Hospital Cherry Hill Campus, Seattle

Our sales manager John Denman recently was able to visit a new installation of the TerraScreen interior greenwall at the MS Center at Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill Campus, the site of the very first hospital in Seattle in 1877.

The wall (along with a patio and the rest of the center) was designed by Callison Architects of Seattle, and installed by The Interior Foliage Co. of Mercer Island, WA.

The Interior Foliage Co. installed and maintains the wall

Continue reading

New interior living wall at Unisource Global, Chandler, AZ

 

all images courtesy Joe Zazzera, Plant Solutions, Scottsdale, AZ

Jeff Basset of Unisource Global Solutions, in Chandler, AZ, recently worked with our regional sales representative Jon Willingham to design an interior living wall for their offices. They enlisted the help of Joe Zazzera and his team from Plant Solutions in Scottsdale to install and maintain the wall.

We frequently have people ask us whether it is complicated to install a TerraScreen system.  This series of pictures answers that question better than anything…

Continue reading

Fixtures Living – an interior greenwall in a game-changing retail environment in Costa Mesa, CA

The Fixtures Living showroom in Costa Mesa, CA

We recently received several installation shots from our friends at Instant Jungle in Santa Ana. They worked with Kevin Evernham at Fitch, a leading retail architect in Scottsdale, AZ and Burke Construction on the showroom for Fixtures Living in Costa Mesa, CA. The people at Fitch describe the showroom best:

Continue reading

TerraScreen living wall frames a landscape architect’s office in Sarasota, FL

 

all images courtesy of Dane Spencer Landscape Architecture

At Tournesol Siteworks, our goal is to manufacture products that allow designers to express their creativity. Landscape architect Dane Spencer took advantage of that and came up with a completely out-of-the-box application for our TerraScreen product at his own office in Sarasota, FL. Continue reading

TerraScreen goes Down Under…

photo courtesy of Rudy Ursem, Plant Design

The TerraScreen continues to make its way around the world! You can find one at our partner’s office in Dubai, and most recently I received a picture from Rudy Ursem at Green Design in Sydney. They wanted to try out the system, and have been working with our partner A-Z Irrigation in Australia. They put their first one up in their conference room to see how it works. Rudy didn’t think there was anything special about it – we beg to differ!

They are currently looking at using them without irrigation in several applications. They like the sub-irrigation component, and think that they can make it work with their current 4-week maintenance rotations.