Last week, I celebrated a fetching structure in Venice, California, that's almost completely covered with lush vegetation thanks to three green walls (or vertical gardens) and a just as verdant rooftop.
This week, it's time to mourn. As reported by Architects Journal, the UK's first living wall — installed at a children's center in Islington, North London, in 2006 — has officially bitten the dust.
The wall was the first of its type to be installed in the UK and, as with anything new, carried a certain element of risk. Of course we’re disappointed that it hasn’t thrived. It seems this could be down to its design and we are looking at the best way to restore it.