217,161 green roof Home Design Photos

Briburn
Home on Pemaquid Pond
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vegetated roof is planted with alpine seedums and helps with storm-water management. It not only absorbs rainfall to reduce runoff but it also respires, so heat gain in the summer is zero. Photo by Trent Bell
Very clean for a simple, non-usable green roof
This green roof adds a different kind of character to this home.
Not to the roof, but I like the rock, windows and siding, and style
lol he needs to mow his ROOF!!!!!
2: A green roof is only for a green building.Certainly there are many green building certifications that award points for the installation of a green roof. The environmental benefits are undeniable. However, even homes that don't have a specific eco objective can benefit from the aesthetic and economical
“The grass roof” — todddce
Prentiss Architects
6 Reviews
North Bay Residence
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on this roof and how deep is the growing medium?
What plants did you use on the roof top?
I did not find the roof drainage on the roof, how does it work?
underneath the green roof that carries all the water to the low end of the roof, where we have a concealed gutter (where the strip of small stones are in this photo) that drains to gutters
What is the pitch on this roof and how deep is the growing medium? sorry for the repeat
The roof was planted with mats of sedum - established off-side and simply rolled out over the roof assembly
Maybe have a green roof? depending on design
An “extensive” green roof, on the other hand, is a thinner
Green roofs are so cool. We have one on our local Library.
Green roof and stone horizontal layer
“stone” — rcpatterson
Feldman Architecture, Inc.
7 Reviews
Feldman Architecture
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this roof. Who is the architect? How much per sq ft would it cost? what is the maintenance?
on the roof if our roof!
green roof with bigger (taller) vegetation. green
Would love a roof that is a garden instead of just a rooftop garden.
Living roof - like the finish timber and depth
intensive green roof right at home in this California garden.
Add-On Number 2: Green Roof Pros: Adding insulation, cooling your home, cleaning the air and reducing the amount of storm-water runoff are just a few of the benefits of adding a green roof to your home. Planting green roofs in urban areas
of your roof and the type of garden), a green roof may also require some structural reinforcement to support the weight of the plants and soil. Upkeep also can be an issue — even automatic irrigation systems and native plant gardens need maintenance from time to time, and other roof repairs can be more
“Porch” — Caren Cadieux
McClellan Architects
3 Reviews
Lake House Two - Exterior
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The green ground cover is woolly thyme. Thanks
We used a green roof contractor. I believe the system we used was from Carlyle.
Green roof combined with patio/view seating
sitting area with green roof edge
Mixture of extensive (mid-ground) and intensive (foreground) roof gardens
living material mixed with tiles on roof?
intensive roofs on the same project. The extensive green roof in the middle ground of this photo has shallow soil and shallow-rooted plants. The rooftop garden in the foreground is comprised of pavers laid over a suspended infrastructure with intensive green roof borders.
friendly roofs. Recycled materials, living plants, or solar paneling can be installed on existing roofs. Additional structural support may be needed when considering rooftop vegetation.Adding Interest: The green roof of this lakefront house has become part of the view from the patio. Varying textures
“Thyme” — cblash
Coburn Development
1 Review
Vail Guest House
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features a green roof to help minimize the impacts on the house above.
Green roof for earth sheltered home.
I've always wanted a "garden roof"
roof top garden, green roof residential
green roof to create better views for building above
suggest that green roofs are more susceptible to leaking. In fact, some studies suggest that the longer life cycle of a green roof is due to the protection of the waterproof membrane from ultraviolet sunlight. The plants and substrate act as a natural barrier to weathering.
“Planted roof” — sanherspr
Feldman Architecture, Inc.
7 Reviews
2 Bar Green Roof
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on your roof. However, I have no idea how I would begin to go about turning my roof into a garden. This is such a great idea and a great way to avoid having to see the sometimes ugly roof shingles. Thanks for the great picture and idea.
to the roof itself? Does the roof have an internal frame that it can join
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love the plants and gravel on roof
Covered porch/entry and green roof - love this
I love the idea of using roof space creatively
car port with green roof for linen
I want to do my own living roof!
inaccessible green roof, composed almost like a Japanese rock garden. It is an aesthetic element, something to be looked at from the second floor. Next: Garden Inspiration From New York's New High Line High Design With Solar Panels 3 Fuss-Free Ways to Garden
“Shutters” — magmurray
Natural Balance Home Builders
2 Reviews
Green Roofs
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roof top garden / view from other rooms
green roof with sedum buffalo grass also works
Here is a good example of a straightforward extensive green roof with flowering sedum
accessing the roof to enjoy it. Let's take another look at this roof ...
green roof! plants on the roof deck!
Green roofs, nice stairs, clean lines
extensive green roof with flowering sedum and other plants. Note the perimeter walkway: green roofs are typically not accessible, meaning one does not walk ON sedum plants. Gravel or other walkways are important for maintenance and accessing the roof to enjoy it. Let's take another look at this roof ...
“living roof...if its cost effective” — canniff9
Feldman Architecture, Inc.
7 Reviews
Mill Valley Cabins
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Same two cabins. Artistic planting on the roofs
Roof of lower cabin as garden
Love everything about the flower garden on the roof.
The roof's role in both the landscape and architecture of the site and design is a unique aspect of this project. Because of the necessary terracing, the roof of the lower cabin (the yoga studio), is the initial site experience. The green roof is really the curb appeal of the property — the first facade
treat the roof as a canvas, more so than a typical green roof, and designed it as a living piece of art, full of succulents and other plants found throughout the project.
“Grass roof” — 1frangi
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