Living Architecture

Green Roofs and Walls
Author: Graeme Hopkins,Christine Goodwin
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643096639
Category: Architecture
Page: 288
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Extensively illustrated with photographs and drawings, "Living Architecture" highlights the most exciting green roof and living wall projects in Australia and New Zealand within an international context.

Green Roofs

Ecological Design and Construction
Author: Earth Pledge (Organization)
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764321894
Category: Architecture
Page: 158
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-- Cooling cities -- Reducing energy demand -- Containing water runoff -- Preserving wildlife habitat -- Enhancing urban well-being These are a few of the many reasons why green roofs are sprouting in cities around the world. Examine possibilities for city-wide green roof development through 335 color photographs, 40 case studies of exemplary green roof building projects, and 7 municipal case studies describing green roofs in Berlin, Tokyo, London, Portland, Chicago, Toronto, and New York. This book details the ecological benefits, technical requirements, architectural history, and design possibilities of vegetated rooftops. Green Roofs: Ecological Design and Construction will inform and inspire communities, designers, building owners, and local leaders by showcasing the environmental and aesthetic potential of green roofs around the world. William McDonough, an architect and leader of the sustainable development movement, provides an opening essay that considers green roofs as part of a larger project to harmonize the natural and built environments.

Green Roof Plants

A Resource and Planting Guide
Author: Edmund C. Snodgrass,Lucie L. Snodgrass
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 203
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A guide for architects, landscape designers, engineers, environmentalists and eco-aware gardeners, this text contains photographs and information for more than 200 species and cultivars of plants, including data on moisture needs, heat tolerance, hardiness, bloom color, foliage characteristics, and height.

Green Roof Ecosystems


Author: Richard K. Sutton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319149830
Category: Science
Page: 447
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This book provides an up-to-date coverage of green (vegetated) roof research, design, and management from an ecosystem perspective. It reviews, explains, and poses questions about monitoring, substrate, living components and the abiotic, biotic and cultural aspects connecting green roofs to the fields of community, landscape and urban ecology. The work contains examples of green roof venues that demonstrate the focus, level of detail, and techniques needed to understand the structure, function, and impact of these novel ecosystems. Representing a seminal compilation of research and technical knowledge about green roof ecology and how functional attributes can be enhanced, it delves to explore the next wave of evolution in green technology and defines potential paths for technological advancement and research.

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls


Author: Nigel Dunnett,Noël Kingsbury
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881926408
Category: Gardening
Page: 254
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This book introduces a revolutionary new concept to gardeners. Planting on roofs and walls began in Europe, but it is now becoming popular all over the world. Green roofs and walls reduce pollution and run-off, and also help insulate and reduce the maintenance needs of buildings. Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls discusses the practical techniques required to make planting on roofs and walls a reality. It describes how roofs may be modified to bear the weight of vegetation, considers the different options for drainage layers and growing media, and lists the plants suitable for different climates and environments. This informative book will encourage gardeners everywhere to consider the enormous benefits to be gained from planting on their roofs and walls.

The Green Roof Manual

A Professional Guide to Design, Installation, and Maintenance
Author: Linda McIntyre,Edmund C. Snodgrass
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 160469257X
Category: Architecture
Page: 296
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Green roofs—the ultimate in sustainable building practices—continue to generate enormous interest and enthusiasm among architects, landscape designers, and urban planners. Increasingly strict stormwater regulations and the appeal of LEED-related projects have also boosted the popularity and desirability of green roofs. Those who want to build green roofs, however, have few resources to guide them. Until now, no book has taken a comprehensive look at how to effectively adapt green-roof technology to the variable and extreme North American climate, and how to design projects that will function and endure as successfully as those in Germany, Switzerland, and other European countries. This book fills the gap by providing an overview of practices and techniques that have been effective in North America. The authors offer options regarding structure, function, horticulture, and logistics, as well as surveys of actual projects and analyses of why they have or haven’t succeeded. Approachable and reader-friendly, the manual clearly explains how these complex systems function and how to plan and carry out projects successfully from concept through construction and maintenance. Ideally suited to professionals (including architects, landscape architects, engineers, and designers) and their clients, it brings together key lessons from leaders in the field. Numerous photographs highlight the range of design possibilities and show green roofs both during construction and at various stages of maturity. At last, those seeking basic information about how to design and build green roofs have a concise, authoritative guide to this exciting new technology.

Small Green Roofs

Low-Tech Options for Greener Living
Author: Nigel Dunnett,Dusty Gedge,John Little,Edmund C. Snodgrass
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604693088
Category: Architecture
Page: 256
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Until now, the green roof movement has been limited to large-scale, professional endeavors and public buildings. But homeowners everywhere are catching onto the benefits of a green roof—water conservation, energy savings, and storm water management. In Small Green Roofs authors Dunnett, Gedge, Little, and Snodgrass profile ordinary homeowners who scaled green roofs down to the domestic level. Small Green Roofs is the first book to focus on small-scale and domestic green roofs. More than forty profiles of small and domestic-scale projects of all shapes and sizes include green roofs on sheds, garden offices, studios, garages, houses, bicycle sheds, and other small structures, as well as several community projects. For each project, details are given for design, construction, and installation, as well as how-to tips on how the roof was planted and cared for. For readers looking for inspiration when hiring a contractor or taking the adventurous step of building their own, Small Green Roofs provides the knowledge and encouragement to make it possible.

Green Walls Green Roofs

Designing Sustainable Architecture
Author: Gina Tsarouhas
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 1864705523
Category: Architecture
Page: 224
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Sustainable architecture is one of the most popular trends today. With dense urban living and less green space available, green walls and roofs are helping to fill that gap. These living structures can be created with vegetation, which helps to absorb rainwater, provide insulation and lower temperatures while creating a habitat for natural flora and fauna. Green Walls Green Roofs features projects from all over the world, showing how these elements work in various climates. Ranging from the tropical houses in Singapore to inner-city buildings in North America, this beautifully illustrated book will show you how living architecture can enrich our world. Gina Tsarounas has coordinated and authored a number of travel guides for Lonely Planet before joining Images Publishing as a senior editor. Her wealth of experience is demonstrated in the beautifully designed books now being produced. Comparable Titles: Vertical Ecoinfrastructure, 9781864703863, Images Publishing Group, August 2010 The Green House, 9781568989501, Princeton Architectural Press, May 2010

Green Roof - A Case Study

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates' Design for the Headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects
Author: Christian Werthmann
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568986852
Category: Architecture
Page: 159
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Green roofs are the great green hope of many environmentalists, politicians, and architects interested in more efficient and environmentally aware buildings. From a design standpoint, however, there is less consensus. While some see the roof garden as a visual statement using plants, geometric lines, and sculptural elements, others believe concerns for sustainability should outweigh visual appeal. A green roof that combines aesthetics and mechanics has become the goal of many a landscape architect. In Green Roof Gardens, author Christian Werthmann explains the history, methodology, and design process of green roof garden construction, providing a rich source of inspiration and technical knowledge in the process for anybody interested in this simple solution to many of the environmental challenges we face today.

Green Roof Systems

A Guide to the Planning, Design, and Construction of Landscapes over Structure
Author: Susan Weiler,Katrin Scholz-Barth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118174461
Category: Architecture
Page: 320
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Green Roof Systems goes beyond the fashionable green roof movement and provides solid information on building accessible space, often as important public space, over structure. It offers brief coverage of the entire process, including planning and collaboration, and focuses on the technical aspects of these roof systems, their components, and their applications.

Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards


Author: Leonard J. Hopper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470067977
Category: Architecture
Page: 566
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Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards is an entirely new, definitive reference work for everyone involved with landscape architecture, design, and construction. Based on the 70-year success of Architectural Graphic Standards, this new book is destined to become the?bible? for the landscape field.

Design Guidelines for Green Roofs


Author: Steven W. Peck,Monica Kuhn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Buildings
Page: 22
View: 1899
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A green roof is a green space created by adding layers of growing medium & plants on top of a traditional roofing system. This paper provides an introduction to the green roof concept and includes information on the use of green roofs in Europe, the characteristics of intensive & extensive green roofs, the public & private benefits of green roofs (economic, environmental, social), the design & implementation of a green roof, and the costs of green roofing. Three case studies are included for illustration.

Living Roofs in Integrated Urban Water Systems


Author: Daniel Roehr,Elizabeth Fassman-Beck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317537025
Category: Architecture
Page: 192
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With the infrastructure to manage storm water threats in cities becoming increasingly expensive to build or repair, the design community needs to look at alternative approaches. Living roofs present an opportunity to compliment ground-level storm water control measures, contributing to a holistic, integrated urban water management system. This book offers tools to plan and design living roofs, in the context of effectively mitigating storm water. Quantitative tools for engineering calculations and qualitative discussion of potential influences and interactions of the design team and assembly elements are addressed.

Green Roofs in Sustainable Landscape Design


Author: Steven L. Cantor
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393731682
Category: Architecture
Page: 352
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A popular design trend, green roofs make private and public buildings inviting and environmentally friendly. Roof gardens offer aesthetic as well as environmental benefits. Green Roofs provides an in-depth view of current design and technology, assesses their impact on the built environment, and shows how they can be integrated into contemporary buildings as well as existing structures. Sixty case studies illustrate specific applications and offer inspiring models. 300 color illustrations.

The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs


Author: Lisa Lee Benjamin,Karla Dakin,Mindy Pantiel
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604693126
Category: Gardening
Page: 300
View: 2693
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Until recently, most green rooftop gardens were little more than variations on sedum mats on four inches of soil. Now, designers are creating cutting-edge green roofs that focus not only on critical environmental issue like heat, storm management, and ecosystem development, but also on the aesthetics, offering beautiful, livable, sustainable landscapes. The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs is a comprehensive exploration of rooftop garden design and the process behind it. It covers everything landscape architects and garden designers need to know to create a beautiful garden in the sky. With lush photography, international examples, and solid how-to information, this is an essential resource for all design professionals.

Roofing Research and Standards Development: 6th Volume


Author: Walter J. Rossiter,Thomas J. Wallace
Publisher: ASTM International
ISBN: 080314508X
Category: Electronic book
Page: 128
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Living Roofs


Author: Ashley Penn
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company
ISBN: 9783832732455
Category: Architecture
Page: 224
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An inspiring selection of 35 rooftop gardens and rooftop terraces from around the world with plant listings. Experience these open-air sanctuaries in a variety of styles from sumptuous cascades of flowers to minimalist design. A beautiful reference book for anyone with a garden, terrace, or balcony.