Photos display the green roofs technology, in private homes, businesses and public spaces, that is a fundamental element of the emerging practice of living architecture. The projects are almost exclusively the product of multi-disciplinary, collaborative design processes.
Examines possibilities for city-wide green roof development through photographs and case studies of green roof building projects, including projects in Berlin, Tokyo, London, Portland, Chicago, Toronto, and New York.
Living roofs present an opportunity to complement ground-level storm water control measures, contributing to a holistic, integrated urban water management system. This book offers tools to plan and design living roofs, in the context of mitigating storm water, with quantitative tools for engineering calculations.
Early green roofs relied on sedum mats, but designers are creating increasingly moving towards creating green roofs that focus not only on critical environmental issue like heat, storm management, and ecosystem development, but also on the aesthetics, offering beautiful, livable, sustainable landscapes. A helpful resource for design professionals.
One of the the first books to focus on small-scale and domestic green roofs. Includes many profiles of small and domestic-scale projects, including green roofs on sheds, garden offices, studios, garages, houses, bicycle sheds, and other small structures, as well as several community projects.