Surfing the web lately, I stumbled on a post from popular blog Design*Sponge offered some interesting images of a familiar green roof or two. Some of the work I collaborated on with the non-profit iteration of Ecoroofs Everywhere between 2002-2005. Another, seen below, is the Elgert/Sweeney Residence from 2008, the green roof designed by Jason King and installed by E2 in their new incarnation as a for-profit installation firm. The project was designed by Brian Sweeney (BPS Architecture) and the green roof was used to fulfill Portland stormwater management manual guidelines.
As Design*Sponge founder and columnist Grace Bonney reflected on a trip to Portland:
“One of ideas I wish Brooklyn would adopt is Portland’s love of living and edible roof gardens. I’ve seen roof gardens in New York before, but I’ve never seen them used so frequently as I have here in Oregon. They’re on residential homes, commercial buildings and growing naturally on park buildings around town.”
The post included a number of other projects from Portland, and a few that I worked on with Ecoroofs Everywhere as a non-profit, including the Hawthorne Condominiums and the Orpinela Guesthouse, photos of which are found below.
Thanks to Ecoroofs Everywhere for the collaborations over the years as a non- and for-profit company, and for Design*Sponge for the info for reminder and coverage of these great projects.