Michael Chen Architecture’s ‘Green Wall’ Combines Rain Screen Terra Cotta Planters and Indigenous New York Ferns.
With major components approved and off for production, the NYC Townhouse project by Michael Chen Architecture further develops the ‘Green Wall.‘ This completely custom terra cotta installation features a vertical aeroponic garden that will be home to many New York plants, some of which are on the endangered species list.
Much thought and deliberation has gone into the layout and design of the wall itself, as well as the terra cotta planters, which will be slip cast here at Boston Valley Terra Cotta. The indigenous ferns that will grow in the terra cotta planters will be supported by coconut fiber mesh and a misting spray network which will alleviate the need for intensive watering and care.
The planters will be fastened to the building using our standard TerraClad aluminum track and clip system, giving the plants a secure and durable home. In total, the wall will feature 423 terra cotta pieces, with 7 unique planters and 10 unique architectural tiles.