Green Roof Garden in the Air

Here is our presentation for a Squirrel Hill rooftop “garden in the air”.   The garden, located directly above a first floor veranda, contains travertine paving, wood steps, a sedum-filled green roof system, and a water feature that collects rain from a sculptural cor-ten steel canopy.

The owners’ property is well-landscaped. Our goal is to transport a small piece of that landscape up to the second floor. The project adds  a contemporary touch to a classic old Squirrel Hill home while respecting the historic character of the house and the neighborhood.

We say, “Let Old be Old and New be New”: At Fisher ARCHitecture, we truly value the architectural character of existing homes and take special care to preserve them as much as possible when we design.

The contractor will be Bruce Corna at Bruce Construction.  We’re also working on this project with noted Pittsburgh artist, Jan Loney. We took one of her design motifs and used our parametric software to transform it into a railing! A variation of that same pattern forms the overhead steel canopy.

We’ve designed a number of green roof gardens. Here is the green roof “garden in the air” on our Fisher ARCHitecture home/office. And here is another. Stay posted for more progress imagery!

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