This research paper analyzes a modern planting method which is mainly used in big cities, planted facades, initially showing which are the city issues that this way of planting has to face, and then presents a new improvised mechanism of forming planted facades.
Initially, a modern climate issue that needs addressing is the phenomenon of Urban Heat Island. This is a situation during which higher environmental temperatures are noticed in cities, compared with temperatures in under-populated areas. This is due to the densely built cities combined with the lack of green in public areas.
The above issue could be addressed by the introduction of green areas in the fabric of the city, but there is no longer enough space for planting. At this point, the technology is "trying to find" space available for planting in the third dimension, namely in building facades. With the new planting methods that do not require the use of natural soil but use much lighter and efficient materials, it is possible to use building facades as "arable land". Various are the positive results offered by a planted facade, both ecological and in architecture.
Concluding, I present an improvised mechanism of planted facades. It is called Planted Façade Modular System, which facilitates further the installation of planted facades while provides diversity to face according to the preferences of the interested. In detail, blueprints are presented, a variety of plants that could be used as well as the analysis of the materials used.