Obtained from Dezeen

Woods Bagot architects have covered a residential building in San Francisco’s Dogpatch district with a green wall that climbs five stories.

The residential building is called 2177 Third Street and comprises 114 condos with amenities like a private courtyard, beach access, and a spa – or “spa” – for dogs.

The Dogpatch waterfront was once a hub for the shipbuilding industry and is now home to trendy bars and cafes.

Woods Bagot designed the apartment building to take advantage of California’s mild climate with an outdoor courtyard and individual balconies. Open pedestrian bridges connect different parts of the building and let the breeze through.

The living wall, which covers much of the exterior, was created by the local living wall specialist, Habitat Horticulture, and contains 13 species of plants, such as geranium and agapanthus, arranged in a swirling pattern.

“Many of these were chosen to attract local pollinators, and every day you can find honeybees, moths and bumblebees all at the same time,” said David Brenner, founder of Habitat Horticulture.

“Our approach thoroughly examines the microclimate, potential growth rates and lighting conditions of the installation space to ensure that an appropriate type is specified for each point on the wall,” he told Dezeen.

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