07 Jul '11, 9am

Urban Roof Garden Has Been a Ten Year Project : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Urban Roof Garden Has Been a Ten Year Project : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Starting with the house: the plot was formerly the back end of a neighbour's garden. Sold to an architect with some interesting ideas, the local government unfortunately had different ones. They insisted that the house be one story at one end and allowed two storeys at the other side. The design was the result of these decisions. The lovely sloping roof which faced south cried out for something green and the architect/owner was just the man to respond to that opportunity. The house is made of treated UK timber, it is insulated with recycled newspaper insulation and the paint is eco. The cladding is sustainable as well. Photo: B. Alter The local officials also said that the house had to be set back 5 metres, in keeping with the neighouring houses. This left no back yard, but a large front space. Hence the lush and exotic front garden /entrance. After a massive infusion of s...

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