Some bio-architecture in London


After our visit to the NHM (posts here, here, here,here, here and here) my colleague Sebastian and I decided to walk around London a bit, checking out a few favourite sights. By pure chance this took us past one example of geologically and biologically interesting architecture each.

First, we happened upon the Athenaeum Hotel on Piccadilly. This hotel’s building has something that the wikipedia page is totally silent on: an outside Living Wall, or Vertical Garden, created by Patrick Blanc! It’s the first building I saw with a Living Wall, although I had read a long and detailed artcile in German magazine GEO about a year ago about the artist and his work.

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