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.
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As major cities turn to ecological solutions to address problems such as stormwater overload and urban heat island effect, green roofs are becoming mainstream. This comprehensive manual gives architecJan 14 2013 | Read Full Review of The Professional Design Guide...
Landscape designers Dakin and Lisa Lee Benjamin and writer Mindy Pantiel (Kids, Teachers, and Computers) present a beautiful collection of successful green roof projects. Interviews with designers of these roofs examine their creative processes. Planning and develoApr 01 2013 | Read Full Review of The Professional Design Guide...