This is Oulu Bar & EcoLounge in Williamsburg, home to Brooklyn’s first living wall installation. The 2,500 sf building was designed by Evangeline Dennie and it’s currently seeking LEED Gold certification. You’ll find a few different photos below, including a before shot, for your viewing pleasure.
What do you think? The green wall makes quite the design statement, doesn’t it? It’s tough to deny the modern appeal of vertical greenery, I say.
Oulu has all the green features one would expect of a project going for LEED certification, including the following: sheetrock made of post-industrial recycled material, biodegradable ceramic tiles, water-based grout sealers, natural Mica panels, FSC-certified woods, low-VOC paints with milk-based pigment, and a garage door for natural ventilation and light. The wood paneling on the walls (as shown below), or "peeling walls," captures and carries the natural feel of the living wall into the interior. Absolutely incredible.
More photos of the living wall installation.