Gallery: Dazzling Checkerboard Green Roof Brings the Countryside to Sou...

 
Icopal has developed a number of products that will be integrated into the project including an air purifying roofing felt, a heat generating roof, integrated solar panels, and a green roof that helps infiltrate storm water and captures pollutants before hitting the city's sewage system.

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  1. Erik van Lennep February 13, 2011 at 5:32 am

    ….and as kmd78 mentioned…..there is already a “South Boston” community, been there for generations. Another case of developer-speak?

  2. Erik van Lennep February 13, 2011 at 5:29 am

    I (sort of) like the idea and imagery, but I do have some reservations about this kind of “exclusive public space”. I can’t imagine being an average member of the public, much less a neighborhood kid for instance, and having free access to any of that greenery. In an area starved for open spaces, it’s quite a tease then.

    If the sloping pathways are in fact public routes, then the experience at “street level” will be not very different from any other urban corridor. But I suspect that IF this get built now the financial and property bubbles are burst, that it will end up as a gated community.

    My bigger question is with INHABITAT. Too many of these projects are aspirational, which is fine as far as it goes, but should be flagged as proposals rather than misleading the reader to think they’ve been built. I’d love to see more completed projects, and beyond that, would love to see them a few years beyond completion to see how or if they have met the glowing expectations laid out by their designers and promoters. After all, we need real-world progress if we hope to change our situation.

  3. kmd78 January 28, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    “Boston Fusion is part of a large development plan for a new green quarter in Boston, which will be called South Boston.”

    Um, there is already a neighborhood in Boston called “South Boston”….?

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