- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

A ROOFTOP MEADOW IN NYC

Posted By Sarah Rich On July 20, 2006 @ 10:24 pm In Botanical,Landscape Architecture,New York City | 10 Comments

green roof, roof garden, new york times, west village, sedum [1]

Talk about having your cake and eating it, too, a family in the West Village has brought a little country into the city by plopping a bucolic meadow and a classic front porch on the roof of their Manhattan apartment building.

With research and architectural planning, they figured out how to plant out a 1,200-sq-ft sedum roof [2] that wouldn’t compromise the structural integrity of the building. On the contrary, it would offer natural insulation and prevent excessive storm run-off, all while enabling the owners of the top floor apartment to rock in their porch swing and overlook a tranquil green expanse, against the backdrop of the New York City skyline.

Read the whole article here [3].


Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/a-rooftop-meadow-in-nyc/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/20/garden/20roof.html?pagewanted=1&ei=5070&en=460bf801cedcb5a5&ex=1154059200&emc=eta1

[2] sedum roof: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2005/11/13/green-roofs/

[3] here: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/20/garden/20roof.html?ex=1311048000&en=49d810c74f57c165&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.