Exploring Feasibility of Incorporating Vertical Gardens in Indian Context
Neha Mary Boby1, Shanta Pragyan Dash2, Deepika Shetty3
1Shanta Pragyan Dash*, Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, Manipal University, Manipal. Karnataka.
2Neha Mary Boby, Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, Manipal University, Manipal. Karnataka.
3Deepika Shetty, Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, Manipal University, Manipal. Karnataka.
Manuscript received on November 19, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 29 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 9336-9341 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D9518118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D9518.118419
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Abstract: Urbanization which is one of the major problems in this century, has resulted in many environmental problems such as increased number of concrete buildings thereby reducing the requirement of open spaces in and around. Even though urbanization has reduced the green areas of the city, it has provided a platform for the development of the vertical gardening. The vertical gardens are gardens that covers building facades walls using various plant species. The vertical gardens not only increase urban green areas but also have some functions such as sound and heat isolation, energy productivity, air quality improvement, heat island reduction, aesthetics, and positive contribution to human psychology. However, factors such as constant maintenance difficulties, high cost, lack of knowledge and consciousness in vertical gardens are preparing for the aesthetic purposes and preventing the spread of applications. The research aims at exploring various factors that affect the implementation of vertical gardens according to Indian conditions in warm and humid climate for a low rise building and also analyses about the different systems and typology of vertical gardens. The intent of the paper is to determine different strategies that could be adopted to implement vertical landscaping in Indian context exploring its feasibility of implementation.
Keywords: Vertical Gardens, Urbanization, Air Quality, Human Psychology.
Scope of the Article: Context Awareness and Personalization, Autonomic and Trusted Computing.