24 August 2023
In the heart of an urban landscape, a verdant marvel emerges! Our bike shelter living roof is looking lush and green on this sunny summer’s day. It grows a rich and robust tapestry of buttercups, Roman chamomile, alpine strawberries, thyme, marjoram, and lavender. Not only does it look fantastic, it’s an oasis for pollinators and insects, provides a sweet snack (when the strawberries grow), and the evergreen herbs are available all year round for cooking with.
In the context of buildings, living roofs and walls can help green our built environment, which comes with huge benefits. It can help to regulate temperature, reducing energy consumption in buildings, and having a cooling effect on the surrounding environment. Plants and their substrate absorb rainwater, mitigating stormwater runoff and supporting water management systems. They can also improve air quality by filtering pollutants and through photosynthesis.
As architects that specialise in low energy and ecological design, we strive to incorporate living roofs and walls in our designs where possible. Talk to us if you have a building project in mind.