Published by Gingko Press
360 pages, Hardcover
9 1/2" x 11 1/4" (242 x 286 mm)
550 color illustrations, English
Rooftop Garden is the first comprehensive look at green rooftops around the world and is indispensable for designers, landscape architects, and anybody interested in gardens and leisure spaces. As cities continue to grow, making large expanses of street level real estate less readily available, many creative contemporary designers see rooftop green spaces as a unique solution for urban leisure and rejuvenation. Elevated green roofs eliminate city and traffic noise, provide better air quality, and allow for amazing panoramic views of the city. The large scale projects in Rooftop Garden span the globe and have a variety of functions, from luxury restaurants and hotels to business meeting rooms. Design considerations include the weight of materials, site dimensions, materials, climate, seasonality of foliage, irrigation systems, insulation, day and night lighting conditions, and the colors of the plants from above during every season. Beautifully photographed and immediately engaging, featured spaces include a rooftop swimming pool that appears to drop abruptly off the side of a Singapore skyscraper hotel and the New York Museum of Modern Art’s “American style zen roof garden” made out of recycled materials. Fully illustrated with over 500 color photos, vertical scale diagrams, and floor plans.