Mad Oyster

Project Completion
November 2014

Location
Somerville, MA

Building Type
Commercial

INSPIRED GATHERING SPACE

Mad Oyster Studios is an artist live/work space in a refurbished industrial building in Somerville, Mass. This roof garden was designed to enhance an existing roof deck common area that was previously a plain blacktop roof.

Recover designed and installed a diverse semi-intensive garden of flowering perennials, drought-tolerant grasses, sedum, and vines on a custom-built trellis that complements the existing deck structure. Automated subsurface irrigation ensures plant vigor during warm summer months, allowing the garden to be a refuge for birds, butterflies, and numerous species of bees. The garden also cools this inspiring roof, preserving the life of the waterproofing membrane and providing a welcome retreat for tenants. 

 

Photographer
Rachel Fry


Client Name
Mad Oyster Studios

Size
1,300 sq. ft.

Green Roof Design
Recover Green Roofs

Type
Extensive, Semi-Intensive

Plant Type(s)
Sedum, Grasses, Perennial Shrubs, Bulbs

Green Roof Components
Xero Flor

Waterproofing Membrane
EPDM

Trellis Construction
Recover Green Roofs

Planter Supplier
Greentop LLC

Trellis Construction
Recover Green Roofs



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