- An encyclopedia of vertical garden design- Displays selected projects for villas, offices, shopping malls, hotels - each accompanied by an explanation of the design philosophy behind the projects, the construction technique used, and the plants included- Includes a booklet that contains interviews with interior designers, and FAQs about vertical garden construction and maintenanceVertical Garden Design is a complete encyclopedia on the subject - and includes an interview with Patrick Blanc, the man credited as being the inventor of the vertical garden. In the interview, Mr Blanc shares his scientific research experience in the industry, illustrating successful projects, and offers his insight into and forecast of the industry's future trend. The book also provides guidance on how to design and build these amazing gardens, illustrating the three important parts in the process: Impacting Factors, Technical Systems and Cases. In the first part, Impacting Factors, the book analyzes the major impact factors of vertical garden design, such as climate, construction and safety, and offers related professional suggestions. Revolving around the technical systems, the second part elaborates on the working principles of two mature systems of vertical garden, rigid system and flexible system, and introduces the frequently used plants in the garden. The third part displays a collection of outstanding vertical garden designs from all over the world.