The charm and beauty of vine covered buildings has always appealed to me which is what originally caught my eye in these photos; however, upon closer investigation I found that their design is purposeful as well as artistic.
Patrick Blanc is most well known for designing living walls, but they are an option for almost any indoor or outdoor wall. Living walls go by a host of other names- Green Walls, vertical gardens, and biowalls and they serve a number of purposes both indoor and out:(Patrick Blanc)
-Filter air particulates, improving air quality and help to reduce the urban heat island effect
-Improve air quality
-Add humidity to the air when central heating is used in the winter