Up on the Roof

February 20, 2008

Green roof by Rob Harrison

Oh yeah. 100 proof, y’all.

Here’s a short story ’bout a fellow Seattleite. Architect Rob Harrison turns garage roof to garden space in the Emerald City’s Mt. Baker neighborhood. Where once was an illegal deck (apparently, the previous owners of the mid-century rambler were Seattle building-code scofflaws) is now a holding pen for Harrison’s modes of transport, including a bike, three hogs, and a Mini Cooper, as well as “space for a small workshop and every man’s dream, lots of pegboard.” The coolest part, though, is that green roof, which not only is festooned with native plants, but also provides all kinds of eco-benefits, including water run-off reduction, noise and heat absorption, and, to a degree, insulation. Plus, pretty! And, if you’re lucky, edible. Nasturtiums, anyone?

Via Apartment Therapy via Dwell Daily.

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