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perspectives

patrick blanc

5 questions for

Botanist and Creator of the Vertical Garden verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com

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Do you have any childhood memories of wanting to pursue a career in botany?

When I was fourteen or een, I would [make] a garden as a lter for my aquarium. It became somewhat of a jungle and to maintain the shape of the plants, I built a structure on the wall, [my rst] vertical garden, to try to have more plants in a way that didn’t invade the room.

Did this early interest lead you to study botany?

Yes. My rst PhD, because in France we have two, was a study of the plants above my aquarium. My second PhD was an adaptation of how plants grow in the soil and receive and catch the best light. I have been studying the connection between architecture and the aesthetic of plants for a long time, trying to nd the right plants for the right place.

You have created a very specific niche. Why do you think people respond so well to living walls?

More than half the people in the world are living in cities and towns—almost four billion—so they have less and less physical connection with nature. But at the same time, everybody is aware and informed of ecological problems—rainforests, protection of animals, global warming—through media, the internet, and TV, so I think a vertical garden is the perfect way to live in a town with plants around you. We need them more now than y years ago.

How do you make each one unique? How do you adapt them to the spaces you’re working in?

When you are in a hotel or restaurant, it’s a close, protected, cozy place where you want to relax, so you shouldn’t have aggressive-looking plants; not too big or bold. It’s important to have a high diversity of plants (color and variety), leaf shapes, and ways in which the plants re ect the light.

Is there a project that you’re really excited about?
For a So tel in Dubai, there will be, say, thirty- ve vertical gardens in many places: the lobby, the corridors, the si ing room, in front of the restaurant. And my largest [vertical garden] was just completed a month ago near Paris as the envelope of a quite ugly shopping mall. It is almost 21,500 square feet, at 820 feet long by about 26 feet high. It’s much be er to see the plants [than the building].


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - November 2012

Hospitality Design - November 2012
Contents
Online TOC
From the Editor
From the Show Director
People
People
Sketchbook
Purchasing Pov
Sustainable Studio
Inspiration: Designers Pick Their Favorite Products
Places: Macau
5 Questions for Patrick Blanc
Profile: John Houshmand
Profile: Martha Sturdy
Profile: Stephanie Odegard
Profile: Mark Gabbertas
Profile: Carla Weisberg
Trends: Made in Spain
Bath
Flooring
Textiles
Surfaces
Cersaie
Basecamp Hotel
Ett Hem
Rosemary’s
Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
Hyatt Regency Montreal
Estiatorio Milos
Ad Index
Back Space
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Intro
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Hospitality Design - November 2012
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Cover2
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - From the Editor
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - From the Show Director
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - People
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - People
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 60
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Sketchbook
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Purchasing Pov
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 68
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Sustainable Studio
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 70
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 71
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 72
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Inspiration: Designers Pick Their Favorite Products
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 74
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 76
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Places: Macau
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 78
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 81
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 5 Questions for Patrick Blanc
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 83
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 84
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 85
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 86
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Profile: John Houshmand
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 88
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Profile: Martha Sturdy
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 90
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Profile: Stephanie Odegard
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 92
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Profile: Mark Gabbertas
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 94
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Profile: Carla Weisberg
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 96
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Trends: Made in Spain
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 98
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Bath
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 100
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Flooring
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Textiles
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 120
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Surfaces
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 124
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Cersaie
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Basecamp Hotel
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 135
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Ett Hem
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 139
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Rosemary’s
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 143
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Hyatt Regency Montreal
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - 151
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Estiatorio Milos
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Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Ad Index
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Back Space
Hospitality Design - November 2012 - Cover3
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