Davis Square Lofts

Project Completion
Ongoing

Location
Somerville, MA

Building Type
Commercial/
Residential

WILD ROOFTOP GARDENS
Located inside a string of former industrial buildings, Davis Square Lofts in Somerville, Mass., is a creative loft community committed to the principles of smart growth, environmental restoration, and sustainable design. Wild rooftop gardens embody the ethos of creative built environments like Davis Square Lofts.

The project features a meadow-style penthouse terrace that functions as a natural extension of the airy loft within, effectively creating a natural privacy screen around the bedroom skylight. Flowering herbaceous and woody perennials provide habitat for pollinators and attract songbirds, metal-edge railings support flowering vine growth, and a small vegetable garden overlooks the Somerville skyline.

Recover installed irrigation in a ground-level perimeter garden bed and adjacent patio planters, and maintains a sedum green roof on the eastern building. 

 

Client Name
Davis Square Lofts

Size
2,400 sq. ft.

Green Roof Design
Recover Green Roofs

Type
Intensive and Extensive

Plant Type(s)
Flowering Perennials, Grasses, Sedum

Green Roof Components
ZinCo USA

Green Roof Installer
Recover Green Roofs

Soil Media Supplier
ZinCo USA



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