An impressive green wall stands tall in the courtyard of a modular home on Stevens Road in Singapore, functioning as a visual focal point for three interlinked, two-storey blocks housing three generations of a family. Supported by the Elmich VersiWall GP system, the magnificent vertical garden is an important element of the lush green environment that provides comfort to the residents.
Designed by award-winning Singapore architectural firm, RT+Q Architects, and executed by landscape contractor Mandala Landscapes, the house features a red living wall at the front gate, beside the driveway entrance. This red wall idea developed when the architect decided to be unconventional by introducing red instead of green plants.
The green wall standing in the courtyard of this private family dwelling can be seen with plants framing a bay window. The lush greenery creates an inner tropical oasis with primary rooms such as the dining, family and living rooms looking onto the green wall, giving a sense of calmness and serenity within the space. A variety of plants in different shapes and shades of green have been laid out compositionally to achieve a dynamic pattern effect.
Both the red and green vertical gardens are supported by the Elmich VersiWall GP system, installed with a self-irrigating system to accomplish the task of watering the ‘living’ feature walls. The modular vertical greening system allows the potted plants to be individually replaced or removed for wall maintenance or design change. The VersiWall’s ability to carry a large soil volume enables the designer to have a wider choice of plant varieties.
Image: The magnificent green wall (Photo Credit: RT+Q Architects Pte Ltd)