The Most Effective Malaysian Legume Plants as Biofacade for Building Wall Application

Atikah Fukaihah Amir, Foong Swee Yeok, Aldrin Abdullah, Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman


Researches on biofacade were mainly on project development. Usually plants selections were based on aesthetics, especially plants with flowers or with canopies. However, very little research has been carried out on the practicality of plants on walls. Basically legume plants produce fruits and can be an asset to the building, without sacrificing its aesthetic value. Four species of legume plants in Malaysia were identified and installed as a biofacade wall. An experiment is being undertaken for all the four species on a building wall to investigate growth performance.  

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