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Magnolia Residence contemporary deck

Magnolia Residence


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sailandfish wrote:
How is the structure under the deck made up to allow water to escape and not drain into the living space below
     Comment   June 12, 2013
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The roof is sloped to scuppers on the edge of the parapets and drains to downspouts. The liveroof system sits on top of this and freely drains. The decking is built on tapered PT sleepers that are cut to fit the slope of the roof below.
October 8, 2013 at 11:14pm     
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HI. Can you tell me what liveroof system you used? Looks great!
November 26, 2013 at 9:17am   
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etruman23 wrote:
what kind of flowers are those?
   Comment   August 18, 2012
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The flowers are from the variety of sedum used in the live roof system. www.liveroof.com
August 18, 2012 at 10:57pm     
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Becky Harris added this to 10 Ways to Bedeck Your Deck
Give a roof new purpose.Part deck, part planted roof. this kind of design helps lessen the amount of rainwater runoff.
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Mariana Pickering (Emu Architects) added this to 6 Green-Roof Myths, Busted
This doesn't mean that all green-roof systems have to be built in, however. Some professionals in North America are using modular systems in their design specifications. For example, Aaron Kang-Crosby at Spore Design says the company used a modular system by LiveRoof for this roof deck, with sedum already grown in from a local nursery.(I personally have not seen these systems used in Europe, and I'm curious to hear what readers have to say about their performance.)

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Justin Grimm added this to Flower Bed
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Like the "island" in the middle of the deck
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on Sunday
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Like that for garden
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Deck. We don't really want to lose a bunch of flowers where the deck is going.
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deck treatment
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Low ground level deck with garden cut out
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So slickly integrated plantings.
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April 4, 2014
For our back garden
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modular system by liveroof for roof deck with sedum already grown in from local nursery
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Flowers around and decking
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might be possible
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pink flowers
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Edging of ground cover
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Timber decking, espresso color
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Flowers around the deck
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Different idea for deck
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Working flowers into it is cool
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Great mix of wood and vegetation and colors...
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Embedded plants
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flowers integrated in deck
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incorporating/including grown flowers coming out of the deck
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rooftop for garage 1427 near fence?
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Green roofs needs water proofing, roots non spreading, controlling sheet, nutritional soil/mixture, controlled irrigation.
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Flower bed in deck
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decks don't have to be just decks
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this is truly heavenly! so high and spiritual!
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same color wall as our barn . Wood deck is dark
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planting up to edge. planting pockets?
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North deck .
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deck and retaining wall
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Green roof ideas
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with succulents
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terrace roof
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Inset flower bed
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deck yea
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like the border of flowers
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Flowers, wood, needs a railing
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flowers embedded into deck plan
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Planting has been used to define this decking area and also to prevent people from walking off the edge! It means there is nothing to detract from the wonderful view.
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terasa so zelenou strechou
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les fleurs dans le milieu
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Do this when kids are done with the sandbox!
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Flowers up to edge of deck,
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Inset flower bed
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Leave some spaces for gardening on the deck
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love the flower built into the deck!
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plants growing "in" the deck
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mix of deck with greenery.
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planter in deck
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ground cover
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the flowers in the deck
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plants on deck
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Great deck
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cool idea for upper deck
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decking on garage roof
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deck area with flowers
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flowers in the deck
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Plantings within deck
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garden border...interesting idea
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Huecos en el deck
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low mass planting
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love the simplicity of the border
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idea planting flowers in center of deck
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flowers in deck
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Petite roof garden.
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deck flooring instead of stone or concrete. it blends in with the surrounding nature.
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