Vegetatedfacades give a new look to many buildings. However ivyand Co. let seem a building as boring as before. Years ago that special facades had thepractical sense to reduce heating costs or to protect the plaster, today mostly for decorative purposes. That should change in the future. The architecture discovered more and more part of the green landscape of almost every property, even in the midst of the city. Recent projects defy all prejudice of the so-called "architect-dope". "If the design is failed, the architect can only recommend his client to plant wild wine", is the architect Frank Lloyd Wright have said. He designed the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Greenfacades can actually help to create a beautiful unsightly architecture. Besides the aesthetic aspect green facades bring back the environmental benefits on buildings. They reduce the cost of heating and cooling, as well as they improve air quality. The vertical openspace areas also provide home sites for many species. In addition to insects, which pollinate the flowers planted, birds find safe nesting sites. This ecological aspect relates to architects and their projects too. Animals are an indicator of air pollution or noise levels in or on a building. Innovative architecture shows that gardens can also grow on buildings and not only on the countryside.