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Living Roof Design: A Real Rooftop Oasis

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | Garden houses | By Kate
 
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Traci Cavender thinks that practical design doesn’t have to mean sacrificing personal style. This pool house created by her is an infinity pool of green. Its living roof is a sustainable solution and it includes a terraced landscape that lets rainwater percolate into the soil. The rooftop garden sits above high, bright windows it looks as though it’s a floating carpet of beautiful coneflowers, black-foot daisies, and native grasses – it’s like a piece of a meadow. From the main house, the pool house virtually disappears, showing only a rich rug of vegetation unbroken by venting or pipes. 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. Genius, isn’t it?

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