Austin wonders at video of UT’s first living wall

Readers are loving this video we posted yesterday from the University of Texas and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. It shows a cool modular “living wall,” a honeycomb structure that explores the intersection of ecology and architecture.

Critters seem to love it. People, too. Or at least a few dozen who “liked” the video.

Jessi Kulow, School of Architecture Visual Resources Collection.

Sharon Sparlin writes: “So great to see it in action. Inspires me for my own walls.”

Tony Couin-Pascall responds: Look at Patrick Blanc’s work in Paris; here’s one of his larger pieces.…/quai-branly..

Sparlin sweetly replies:”The Paris work is beautiful, yes. But this project is in Texas – a very different climate and ecosystem. And their project had several distinct goals in mind, which I think they’ve tackled, if not reached, admirably.”

How do we get one?

Author: Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes writes about Austin's people, places, culture and history for the Austin American-Statesman and

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