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Beautiful Rolling Roof Garden Tops off NYC Studio and Penthouse
Posted By Andrew Michler On December 16, 2010 @ 12:19 pm In Architecture,green roof,New York City,Urban design | 2 Comments
The rooftop garden is an extraordinary green space. A green swatch in a tapestry of weathered brick, highlighted by the rolling hill seems perfectly natural in local context. A gentle plank path exits the penthouse apartment and meanders though a sculpture garden of Roy Lichtenstiens . The effect was created by combining two separate building roofs at different elevations into one continuous system.
The green space clearly adds to the visual impact for the neighbors whom overlook the space, and the expansive green also helps to reduce the heat island effect , cooling the area down in summer time. The green roof also gives to the New York City  sewer system, relieving some of the stress related to seasonal effluent storm water, reducing runoff from the roof .
Popping out of the grassy pitch are two skylights channeling light into the art studio below. The thin cast concrete shell’s curvature appends the organic feel of the roof garden and reflects daylight  evenly into the interior.
The retrofit included a substantial addition of insulation beneath the roof and outside of the exterior walls as well as a high efficiency boiler. Giving additional consideration to the new envelope insulation with the green roof, the building is as energy efficient as it is easy on the eye.
+ Caliper Studio 
Via Architizer 
Photos © Ty Cole 
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URLs in this post:
 Caliper Studio: http://www.caliperstudio.com/
 garden roof: http://inhabitat.com/category/green-roof/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-rolling-roof-garden-tops-off-nyc-studio-and-penthouse/new-6-103/
 Roy Lichtenstiens: http://www.lichtensteinfoundation.org/frames.htm
 heat island effect: http://inhabitat.com/nasa-photographs-highlight-urban-heat-island-problem/
 New York City: http://inhabitat.com/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-announces-green-roof-initiative/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-rolling-roof-garden-tops-off-nyc-studio-and-penthouse/new-14-37/
 daylight: http://inhabitat.com/?cat=77
 Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/projects/view/west-village-residence-and-artists-studio/16243/
 Ty Cole: http://tycole.com/
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