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Mill Valley Cabins
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green roof with sedums and skylight
to have a green roof, but ours is too steep for this.
green roof flat roof just like my house
10. Install a green roof. Green roofs add insulation to a home, which can help cut down energy costs, and they can reduce runoff pollution. Oh, and of course, they look amazing.Full story: See how to install a green 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
opportunity to 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.
Vail Guest House
living room cantilevers over the garage below and helps create the feeling of the room floating over the valley below. The house also 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"
green roof to create better views for building above
There is no evidence to 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.
John Senhauser Architects
Walnut Woods Residence
successively up a cascading stair to culminate in a glass-enclosed meditative space (known lovingly as the “bird feeder”), providing access to the grass roof via an exterior stair. The walnut trees, cleared from the site during construction, were locally milled and returned to the residence as hardwood flooring
what is the life of a live roof?
I like the stone chimney on the green roof
the grass on roof is a nice touch, very natural.
aren’t as forgiving, drought-tolerant grasses (like the ones on this roof), sedums or succulents can all be good options, depending on climate and sun exposure.Tip: Once your living roof is installed — whether you’ve opted for modules or a garden — water it right away to settle the soil.
Natural Balance Home Builders
roof top garden / view from other rooms
Green roofs, nice stairs, clean lines
green roof with sedum buffalo grass also works
and accessing the roof to enjoy it. Let's take another look at this roof ...
green roof! plants on the roof deck!
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 ...
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David Coulson Design Ltd.
David Coulson Design Studio
The exterior of the studio shows the green roof, in which many indigenous plant species are grown. The iron ladders lead to a winding iron staircase on the other end of the building.
like roof concept and open-ness of glass
living roof. The sleeping pods?
possible cover for deck growing roof?
Coulson to plant as he pleases. “Here on the West Coast, or ‘wet coast,’ as it is sometimes referred [to], plants like hostas even survive nicely on my roof with little or no maintenance,” he says.
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Mill Valley Cabins
Is ths garden on the roof?
I love the idea of growing plants, vegetation on the roof. are there big chances to have leaks into the hous
Concerned about the extra weight on the roof
I live in Canada and we have to be concerned anout the weight of the snow on our roofs. Many
Many people shovel their roofs. This garden is an awesome idea but how can roofs cope with the weight?
I agree! Just curious if these roofs could handle northern country winters Any suggestions?
Garden roof? On an overhang on like a sunroom?
Roof top vegie patch is amazing
Green roof. House becomes part of the forest.
Roof top garden? Don't fall off!!
a living roof would be awesome
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";
Maienza-Wilson Interior Design + Architecture
California Sustainable Home
Love the green living roof, who designed and installed it?
What material was used for the slanted roof top?
Thanks no problem. Its called Live Roof. Go to, ... . Because I also am in So Cal. I actually went to the nursery where the material is grown in Santa Maria and design / selected material
can we add grass to flat roof?
i like the roofing that has plantation on it and then a mixing of a butterfly roof on the rest of the building
succulents live on the roofs of the garage and the pool house. The roof installations provide passive cooling inside both spaces and increase permeable surfaces on the property to reduce water runoff. On the main house, a rainwater harvesting system takes rainwater from the roof and deck to a 5,000-gallon
Home on Pemaquid Pond
The 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
Why not have moss on the roof.
Great idea for a green toit!
mossy roof - lower maintenance than a grass roof
green roof, earthy modern, large windows
Love the house and the roof!
Not to the roof, but I like the rock, windows and siding, and style
Myth No. 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