Glass buildings almost beg for plant life in indoor planters. Not only is there an abundance of light to nourish plants but adding greenery to these spaces adds contrast and draws the outside in when it’s so plainly in view. Round pots can be a focal point all on their own while trough or cubes can divide an area.
Indoor Planters Reduce Echoes
Walking into a huge space where one can hear his/her echoing footsteps is creepy enough, let alone being in a spotlight of enormous power that you feel you must dance your way through the space as if on a stage. Of course there will be times when the space is filled with crowds of people, but in between there’s just you and this field of floor you must cross with no one or nothing to share it with. Make this area more comfortable for people by adding round tree pots to add warmth to the enormous space and to reduce echoes.
The Approach to Adding Indoor Planters to These Spaces
The opportunity to develop a unique design in these types of spaces is almost irresistible. But what kind of plant and planters would lend itself to these venues?
Depending on the venue height, the most likely answer seems to be trees in tree pots. Human beings share a connection with trees and it is only logical to put them together to share a space. They have a tendency to share our lives and we watch them grow along with us. With the static structure, the contrast of growth is lovely and appreciated. So there we are with a great gob of space in which to put a vignette that is meant for people to sit, relax, enjoy and feel cozy among themselves.
These indoor trees must have controlled growth so that they spread out and form a canopy of coverage. At the National Museum Canberra, we’ve put the lovely Australian fern, which thrives nicely in this light, along with an entourage of tables and little benches for a nice relief in the space right where light seeks a focus. The trees will grow, of course, but in tree pots to discourage rapid growth, so that the sheltered feeling stays for quite a while. A nice welcome to the entry, would’t you agree?
And the Canberra Airport is a space where King Kong would feel comfortable in – enough to lie down and take a nap! One wonders what is planned for a space such as this. Perhaps a sequoia decorated for Christmas would fill the bill! There is a huge green space that leads into the building, but then indoors it drops off to nill when it comes to green.
Adding jacaranda trees to indoor planters would be a lovely addition. They’ll grow, of course, but not too fast if kept crowded in large round tree pots down the middle of the concourse perfuming the air. Yes, the blooms will fall and make a mess, but the blooms will just as quickly be swept up, as the floors will be attended. It is well worth the effort to be in a space that needs green – desperately.
So that’s it. If you have specific questions, feel free to comment below.