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Murray Legge’s Gorgeous Pool House Is Topped Off With a Green Roof Oasis

Posted By Eleanor Young On May 18, 2012 @ 3:44 pm In Architecture,Reader Submitted Content | 1 Comment


The rooftop garden [5] sits above floor to ceiling windows that makes the roof covered in coneflowers, black-foot daisies, and native grassesĀ appearĀ as if it is floating in the air. From the main house, the pool house virtually disappears, showing only a rich rug of vegetation. With more than ten inches of soil, the roof garden mimics the natural way the earth absorbs rainwater; drain holes cut into the metallic frame that anchors the garden act like boat scuppers, allowing excess water to flow out.

+ Murray Ledge Architect [3]

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[3] Murray Ledge: http://www.murraylegge.com/rmlpoolhouse.html

[4] garden roof: http://inhabitat.com/amazing-green-roof-art-school-in-singapore/

[5] permeable cover: http://inhabitat.com/stadel-museum-updated-with-a-gorgeous-polka-dotted-green-roof-in-frankfurt/

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