Garden House

Project Completion
August 2015

Location
Cambridge, MA

Building Type
Residential

TRUE URBAN OASIS

Seven small green roofs are scattered below each window of this Cambridge home in a pattern comparable to built-in window boxes. These multi-functional green roofs serve as privacy screens, stormwater catchment, and provide green views from each window. 

In addition to the smaller roofs, a petite green roof patio garden off the master bedroom is lush with grasses, ferns, woodland perennials, and trailing flowering vines. Lightweight growing media and a centrally controlled irrigation system accompany this intensive deep soil roof system and allow for a diverse plant palette.

 

Client Name
Private Client

Size
850 sq. ft.

Architect
Sebastian Mariscal Studio

Green Roof Installer
Recover Green Roofs

Irrigation Installer
Recover Green Roofs

Type
Intensive

Plant Type(s)
Grasses, Trees, Shrubs

Green Roof Components
Assorted Suppliers

Waterproofing Membrane
EPDM

Soil Media Supplier
Read Custom Soils



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