Vertical Gardens Exhibition Opens Today at AIA SF

Feb 18, 2010

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Woolly Pockets is proud to sponsor Vertical Gardens, an exhibition opening today at the San Franciso chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The past decade has seen an overwhelming emergence of green roofs and vertical gardens, designed to combat the lack of flora in the city. Buildings around the world—from the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco—have embraced green walls or roofs for their economical, environmental, and aesthetic values. Vertical farms and gardens are also being envisioned as new ways to feed local and organic foods to city dwellers. Largely based on the principles of hydro-ponics, vertical gardens are mostly self-sustaining because they capture large amounts of natural sunlight and water, and use wind as an energy source. In a country where cities are suffocated by high rises, cement and industrial materials, where can green space exist? As this exhibition demonstrates, one possible answer is “up.”

Vertical Gardens features over two dozen projects, both imaginary and real by an international array of artists and architectural practitioners, including local studios Rael San Fratello Architects, Min Day, Boor Bridges Architecture, GLS Landscape | Architecture, environmental designer Lisa Lee Benjamin, and local nursery Flora Grubb Gardens.

February 18 – April 30, 2010
Opening Reception February 25, 6:00-7:15 pm | Lecture 7:15-8:00 pm
AIA San Francisco | Center for Architecture + Design Gallery
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco

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