Significance Of Live Plants In Interiors

Commercial Interior Space Designing-II 4(1+3)

Lesson 10:Interior landscaping and Environmental Control

Significance Of Live Plants In Interiors

Interior landscaping is the practice of designing, arranging, and caring for living plants in enclosed environments. Indoor environments contain plains, angles, and horizons that are softened, accentuated or altered by the addition of plants and planters-thus landscaping the interior. Similar to outdoor landscapes, interior landscapes provide spaces with ornament, color, sculptural elements, focal points, and an overall pleasant environment. Interior landscapes have an integral role in green building design. University research has proven that plants improve indoor air quality, increase worker productivity, boost morale and provide a sense of tranquility.

Corporate Offices, Office Buildings, and Businesses with interior landscapes are distinguishable from other buildings because of their inviting interior. Live tropical plants, artificial plants and preserved plants set into decorative containers create and define interior styles, and can theme landscapes as well. See our landscape portfolio of accomplished interior offices and government buildings below.

Landscaping with live tropical plants and artificial plants in retail and hospitality environments such as shopping malls, casinos, restaurants, senior centers, hotels, exhibits and water parks can transform any average interior space into a welcoming and fun atmosphere
Edible landscaping is simply a way of using plants in the garden that will perform multiple functions, such as for food, flavor, and ornamental appearance. The idea of mixing edible crops with ornamental plantings was once frowned upon. However, placing vegetables, herbs and other edibles amongst flowers is a great way to add interesting textures and colors to the garden. Mixing vegetables, herbs and other edibles with flowers also creates year-round interest. Many gardeners also prefer to mix these plants to camouflage and repel pests.

Plants can contribute to a buildings ranking from US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Depending on level of certification, LEED buildings tend to use less energy, less water, have more natural light, are built from environmentally friendly materials and are more comfortable to work in. Plants and interior landscapes can contribute to LEED certification points in the following categories: Innovation in design, indoor air quality, indoor chemical and pollutant source control, and water efficiency.

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