Green Installations: What We Learned Talking to Architects and Designers

Moss wall in built-in recessed slate tile frame.
Pillow moss and sheet moss harvested in North Carolina and Kentucky.
  1. Moss walls are virtually zero maintenance (they may require occasional dusting using compressed air like you would use on a computer keyboard but that’s it).
  2. Moss wall installations are far less complex and weigh next to nothing as the moss is applied to light foam core or wood that is feather-light. For example, a 2-foot by 4-foot frame weighs less than 10 lbs. And when installed at the size of a full wall, it is even lighter. Cool, huh?
  3. Moss walls come in at around 1/3 to 1/2 of the cost of a living wall because they do not require a complex watering system and do not need watering or misting. Ever.
  4. Moss walls and frames provide a wonderful dampening effect to the acoustics in public spaces. Essentially, moss elements remove the echo and the sound that can bounce off of walls and exposed/open ceilings.
Misako Inaoka Installation. Japan.

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Kasey L Riley: Co-Founder, CMO, Primary Writer for The Fat Plant Society, a biophilic design studio.

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Kasey L Riley: Co-Founder, CMO, Primary Writer for The Fat Plant Society, a biophilic design studio.

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