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Mill Valley Cabins contemporary-garage-and-shed
 

Mill Valley Cabins

Photos by Joe Fletcher
General Contractor: JP Builders, Inc.
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May 8, 2013
Chris Anning wrote:
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I agree!
Just curious if these roofs could handle northern country winters
Any suggestions?
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April 10, 2013
srcshaw1 wrote:
Is this the roof?? - Is ths garden on the roof?
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Yup! The client loves gardening, so this provided another opportunity for that. Plus, it allows the building to blend more into the hillside and not disrupt the view from the upper cabin.
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May 1, 2013
gomezj1530 wrote:
I love the idea of growing plants, vegetation on the roof. are there big chances to have leaks into the hous
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In this rooftop garden, there are a few reflective principles at work. First, notice the stark and straight branches of the evergreen forest in the background. Then notice the perpendicular and parallel lines of the roof that echo the patterning of the bark. Add to that the natural lines of the greens on the roof, and this home is a perfect reflection of the forest surrounding it.
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“Anything living thrives on attention,” Hook says, but “I strive to provide a garden where the maintenance is a labor of love and not a constant toil.” Understanding site-specific microclimates makes plant selection easier and ensures a design will be more in sync with the site. Hook stresses that a plant palette naturally adapted to the environment is likely to require less maintenance and be more successful.
John Hill added this to Modern Design Captures Valuable Rain
A close-up shows that the terracing allows for access to the roofs. Sedum roofs don't need gardening help like this, but it's important to consider that green roofs slow rainwater runoff while also insulating interior spaces and adding beauty to the "fifth facade"; they also give the opportunity for gardening and even urban farming.More:9 Cooling Rooftop GardensHigh Design for the Downspout
Living roof. While it's not yet a replacement for all traditional forms of insulation, a living roof can reduce indoor sound by up to 40 decibels. It can reduce indoor summer temperatures by 6 to 8 percent, cutting down on air conditioning costs. It offers no insulation benefits in wet weather, but the vegetation helps trap blowing snow for insulation benefits. It also protects your roof, extending its life expectancy. Plus, it's much better to look at than asphalt!
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Cost range: Varies widely depending on where you live. You’re likely to spend $13 to $45 per square foot installed.Typical project length: A few days up to a week, depending on size. Best time to do this project: During planting season.Permit needed: Check with your municipality, as permit requirements can vary depending on what type of membrane you’re installing and whether you’re making changes to the existing structure.Project considerations: Besides the structural factors, you’ll also need to determine whether your roof itself has the right slope to be a living roof. If it’s flat or up to 30 degrees sloped, it might be a good candidate. You’ll also want to think about whether it gets enough sun for you to grow low-maintenance plants.See benefits of living roofs
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The health and happiness petal also asks projects to incorporate biophilic design elements that address our innate need to connect with natural systems in our surroundings.

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