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BRIBURN – architecture for life
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
material is under the plants on the roof?
I really like the way that you planted so many plants on top of your roof. I'm sure that there has to be
as a foundation for this garden. What kind of material did you use for the roof? This is such a great idea. ...
and my roof might not see a lot of rain. ...
Hi Trevor. There is, of course, a durable roof membrane (EPDM in this case) over a rafter roof system
This roof is looking great after four years! Thanks for detailing what exactly went into making this green roof happen. I would love to install something
“le toit est bio et parfait pour y mettre des fleur. mais si possible serait parfait pour picnique.” — Kaitlyne Shelter
Feldman Architecture, Inc.
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Mill Valley Cabins
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see on the lower roof section? I'm assuming that that doesn't compromise the stability of the roof at all. I usually see green roofs with whole mats on
your roof is ready to be 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
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
the design. Hook took this 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
10. Install a green roof. Green roofs add insulation to a home, which can help cut down energy costs, and
green roof on a backyard structure?
“Succulents” — louiserose
Feldman Architecture, Inc.
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Mill Valley Cabins
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I love the idea of growing plants, vegetation on the roof. are there big chances to have leaks into
I live in Canada and we have to be concerned anout the weight of the snow on our roofs. Many people shovel their roofs. This garden
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?
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
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
Is ths garden on the roof?...Green roof and hidden in cutters
“Green roof” — yongs601
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Maienza - Wilson Interior Design + Architecture
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California Sustainable Home
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green living roof, who designed and installed it?
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
Low-water grasses and succulents live on the roofs of the garage and the pool house. The roof installations provide passive cooling inside both spaces
On the main house, a rainwater harvesting system takes rainwater from the roof and deck to a 5,000-gallon underground cistern for irrigation.
Really like the Eco friendly roof...green roof on box - garden shed...I do really like the grass roof idea
“inspiring” — Ismael Abreu
Feldman Architecture, Inc.
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Mill Valley Cabins
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What is the roof subsurface? How deep does the soil need to be?
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
addition with a low slope roof a 30x25 area in New England and want to have a vegetable garden on top . Do you have any recommendations ?
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
atop its living roof.See more about these two woodland cabins
Typical extensive green roof. Note the multiple components of the roofing system. The slower
slower rate of runoff from a living roof allows more stormwater to percolate into the surrounding soil. A typical roof sheds water at high speed, increasing
Have a whole garden on the roof!
“Stairs” — ackermanvo
McKinney York Architects
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Shavano Park House
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the roof is beautiful!! what is the material used for roofing?
Would like to know the colour of this roof.
any issues with roof leakage where those to eaves meet in that valley? Or are they not connected?
Whose roofing material is on the house? Do you know if it was Englert?
there are actually no valleys on this roof. The metal looks beautiful, and I would love to get my home re-roofed to look like this. It really helps to
The metal roofing material is a double-lock standing seam roof - the generic type is steel w/ a galvalume base coating
What was the cost/square foot of roof?...color name of this Kynar roof please?...easy to maintain roof and large windows
“metal roof” — jabarroso
Natural Balance Home Builders
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Green Roofs
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a straightforward extensive green roof with flowering sedum and other plants. Note the perimeter walkway: green roofs are typically not accessible, meaning
are important for maintenance and accessing the roof to enjoy it. Let's take another look at this roof ...
accessing the roof to enjoy it....Green roof...river stone on roof...Eco roof...Living roof....Roof garden...sedum roof...Living roof...Green roofs, nice stairs,...Nice grasses roof...Zen garden on roof...Roof top garden...Green Roofs...Green Roofs
“Green roof” — ceanuil
John Senhauser Architects
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Walnut Woods Residence
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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 c
the grass on roof is a nice touch, very natural.
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
The grass roof of this distinctive house certainly attracts the most attention, but the horizontal articulation of the small windows is quite interesting
what is the life of a live roof?
“Roof” — michaelyeh14
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