Friday, 20 June 2014

Green roofs don't have to be virtuous

I like the idea of green roofs but too often the results are a bit... worthy. How to make a green roof that doesn't trumpet its own righteousness?

Maybe a face:


Maybe tropical

But we just have moss.

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  1. I’ve been watching Grand Designs Australia (which I recommend over the British edition, which I find unwatchable) and the last two have featured interesting approaches with green roofs. One is essentially a terrace house with the garden on top and a green wall because there was nowhere else to put it [1]. The other has a huge garden on top of a concrete ceiling floating above their main living space [2].


  2. Wows, that's green roofing on an epic scale...