September 6, 2009

Santa Lucia Green Roof

Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine

The irrigated roof of a house in the exclusive Santa Lucia Preserve community near Carmel, California, helps the structure blend smoothly into a grove of live oaks. Designed by Bay Area architect Jonathan Feldman, the roof also adds a measure of protection in this fire-prone area.

See more photographs from the May 2009 feature story "Up on the Roof."

Hannan Ahmad
Hannan Ahmad

Awesome green roof. It’s a bit hard to tell in the picture initially, but it appears that they've used native vegetation and even some solar panels. This combination should work a long time. Recent projects in College Station roofing involving Texas A&M University showed the benefits of combining both green roofing and solar roofing.

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