Back Bay Rooftop Kitchen

Project Completion
March 2016

Location
Boston, MA

Building Type
Residential

EXTENSIVE GREEN ROOF AND ROOFTOP KITCHEN This multi-use rooftop overlooking the Prudential Center in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood maximizes the homeowner’s living space with an outdoor kitchen, roof deck, and two extensive green roofs.


Recover installed 375 square feet of FSC-certified ipe deck tiles with copper edging and a custom built bench in the dining area to create a flexible space for entertaining. In the summer kitchen, Recover installed stainless cabinetry, FSC-certified ipe cladding, and numerous other custom finish details. On the north and south edges, the roof deck is framed by two lightweight sedum extensive green roofs integrated with smart drip irrigation, adding color and pollinator habitat to the panoramic skyline.

 View from the top. May 2015
 

Client Name
Private Client

Size
775 sq. ft.

Green Roof Design
Recover Green Roofs

Architect
Catherine Truman

General Contractor
Marc Truant Associates

Deck Installer
Recover Green Roofs

Irrigation Installer
Recover Green Roofs

Plant Type
Sedum

Green Roof Components
Xeroflor

Waterproofing
Kemper

Decking Materials
Bison


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RESIDENTIAL

SCHOOLS

FOOD ROOFS

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