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Briburn
Home on Pemaquid Pond
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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
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
“Tak” — proffelito
Feldman Architecture, Inc.
7 Reviews
Mill Valley Cabins
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green roof with sedums and skylight
The pattern rather than the roof
Great roof! Would you have
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.
First steps: Once your contractor has installed and water tested the membrane, your roof is ready to be planted
planted. There are two ways to do this: Use a modular system of planted living roof trays.Add soil and plant your roof as though it were a garden in the ground, as shown here.
“Lol” — emsterfoster
Coburn Development
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Vail Guest House
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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"
All roofs must have a proper
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.
“plannt” — ajdelacruz
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Webber + Studio, Architects
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Chimney Corners Remodel
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Love this roof. How would I describe it to my roof? Is it a hip
hip roof? I know it's metal.What is the pitch?
What is the seam width on this roof? Thanks for your help!
of 3and 12 pitch roofs used on modern residential homes
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What is the color of the roof from Berridge?
they have completed with the roof pitch you have in mind.
what kind of "tin" is the roof made of?
can you tell me the color on this metal roof?
Each roof is unique, best to consult your roofing contractor for the correct pan size for your roof installation.
Metal roofs are fairly common here in the Puget Sound (Seattle-area). I think the material is called Design Span.
“Metal roof” — ciaolsson
Feldman Architecture, Inc.
7 Reviews
Mill Valley Cabins
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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?
I would like to see a roof like this in real time
Roof top vegie patch is amazing
Love the succulent garden (just not on the roof!)
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";
“Rooftop garden” — agxcd
John Senhauser Architects
1 Review
Walnut Woods Residence
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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
I like the stone chimney on the green roof
living roof-still can have a pitch and just use drought tolerant grass-very low maintenance
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.
“THAT ROOF!” — odraps
Maienza-Wilson Interior Design + Architecture
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California Sustainable Home
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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, http://www.liveroof.com . Because I also am in So Cal. I actually went to the nursery where the material is grown in Santa Maria and design
can we add grass to flat roof?
live roof rainwater harvesting system
MP_ Garage grass roof flat forms
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
“Garage” — Robert Juris & Associates Architects, Ltd.
Feldman Architecture, Inc.
7 Reviews
Mill Valley Cabins
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What is the roof subsurface? How deep does the soil need to be?
are currently working with Pride Corner in Connecticut, distributors of LiveRoof to grow and then they have licensed installers of the system and plants.
I love your roof garden . I am designing addition with a low slope roof a 30x25 area in New England and want to have a vegetable garden on top
A green roof is something I would invest in.
stairs and cabin with green roof
Green roof for old roof section
The different textures +shades of green are so tranquil!
the land, with a rooftop providing the space to garden. Learn more about rooftop gardens and green roofs
2. Add a green roof. A green roof, which is basically a giant raised-bed garden placed atop a roof, can help cool the air, insulate the interior of your home, and even provide extra room to garden
“Green roof” — milionaire
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