Biophilic Design in Practice: Green Wall Applications for Indoors

22 May 2024

Biophilic design, a concept emphasizing the connection between humans and nature, is rapidly gaining popularity in the world of interior design. This approach integrates natural elements into indoor spaces to promote people’s well-being and productivity. One of the most impactful applications of biophilic design is the use of green walls.

Green walls, also known as living walls, are vertical, modular structures covered with plants. They offer numerous benefits for both physical and mental health while adding aesthetic appeal to indoor spaces.

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Biophilic Design: The Human-Nature Connection

Biophilic design recognizes the deep-seated need for humans to feel connected to nature. By integrating natural elements into indoor spaces such as plants, water and natural light, an environment is created that is calming and restorative. This approach reduces stress, improves concentration and enhances the overall well-being of people in these spaces.

Indoor Green Wall Applications

Green walls are a powerful way to implement biophilic design in various indoor spaces such as homes, offices and public buildings. These living walls consist of modular cassettes in which plants can grow, often with the help of an irrigation system. By applying vertical greenery, plants can be placed on walls.

Benefits of Green Wall Applications:

Improved air quality: Plants purify the air by absorbing harmful gases and releasing oxygen, thus improving air quality. A green wall provides 5% humidity and up to 17% in winter.

Stress reduction: Looking at greenery and the natural movement of plants can reduce stress and promote a sense of calm. Research from Wageningen University has shown that a green wall makes people feel 71% healthier, 36% happier, and 65% more energetic.

Acoustic benefits: Green walls can absorb sound, contributing to a quieter and more serene environment.

Thermal insulation: Plants act as natural insulation, regulating the temperature in the space and saving energy.

Green walls efficiently utilize vertical space, making them ideal for environments where horizontal space is limited. By vertical gardening, people can still enjoy the benefits of plants without sacrificing valuable floor space.

Aesthetic value: In addition to functional benefits, green walls also add aesthetic value to a space. They create a natural and vibrant atmosphere, brightening up dull or monotonous interiors. Green walls are increasingly considered an integral part of biophilic design, enhancing the connection between nature and indoor spaces.

Plants offer numerous benefits, explaining why both businesses and consumers turn to Mobilane. Mobilane offers a wide range of vertical green systems available in various sizes and suitable for diverse applications.

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Indoor Vertical Greenery

The use of indoor vertical plants goes beyond aesthetics; it is also particularly practical. By allowing plants to grow on the wall, indoor space is optimally utilized. LivePanel offers a versatile solution for various indoor green applications. Customers have the opportunity to fully customize their indoor green wall to their taste and insight, thanks to the freedom in design and plant selection. This green wall can be installed against both new and existing walls and can be provided with water via an automatic system or LivePanel TANK. A green wall with plants adds an extra dimension to any space, providing soothing yet striking elements and serving as a true focal point for any interior.

Green walls with manual watering

LivePanel PACK is an all-in-one green wall system, available in four standard sizes. This modular green wall system makes it easy and quick to install a plant wall, ideal for spaces with one or more small wall surfaces. The core of this modular system consists of interchangeable plant cassettes with slots, which are placed in gutter profiles acting as water reservoirs. These profiles can be easily manually filled with water.

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Innovative Green Room Divider

When there is a need for more privacy or separation of space, a green room divider is the solution. Mobilane’s LiveDivider PLUS offers a warm, lively and sustainable appearance, making it ideal for use in waiting rooms, conference rooms, and flexible workspaces. LiveDivider PLUS consists of one, two, or three modules with interchangeable, also recyclable, plant cassettes. The plants absorb water from the internal water buffering via a capillary microfiber cloth. This ensures that the plants are provided with water for four to six weeks. The system operates without electricity or batteries.

Living Paintings for Every Interior

LivePicture is an unique system where innovation, design and greenery come together in a special way. The living painting consists of plant cassettes that you can easily change and is available in four different sizes. A smart watering system is built into the frame, allowing the plants to have enough water for four to six weeks. This does not require electricity. You can quickly and easily attach this innovative living plant painting to any wall with just a few screws.

For true plant enthusiasts, it may happen that they fill their entire house with plants, but not everyone has the space for that. Luckily, there is a solution: the LivePicture GO. With this living artwork, available in three different colors, you bring vertical greenery into your living, learning or working environment in a playful way. Even if you don’t have green fingers, you can easily take care of this plant painting, thanks to the floatation device that indicates when the water reservoir needs to be refilled. The water reservoir is large enough to provide the plants with water for about four weeks. The plant cassette provides the right amount of water for the plants through capillary action. Bring the herb garden inside. LivePicture GO is also suitable for various types of herbs, so you always have fresh herbs on hand to season any dish.

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