The Planter Bricks are custom designed concrete masonry units that can hold plants and vegetation. The planter bricks have the potential to counter the heat island effect in big cities through evapotranspiration and pollution conversion. The plants in the wall help mediate the temperature of the microclimate surrounding the building, buffer sound and help filter the air.
The planter bricks may be combined with traditional bricks in new masonry walls or to replace bricks in an existing wall. Cape Brick makes bricks made with a 70% recycled content have the lowest embodied energy of any masonry bricks available to the market. The Planter Bricks come in a variety of forms, some angular, some curvaceous and have various sized cavities. Choose from a selection of bricks to create a unique composition for your wall of plants.
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