Up on the Roof

From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the sod roofs of Scandinavia to the urban roof tops of cities, green roofs have been around for a long time. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, they have ecological benefits too. We have compiled these interesting images that will surely inspire.

Icelandic Turf HouseSpotted on Green Fab Media

Kelsey-Hayes Corporation Bomb Shelter

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Goats on a Green Roof in Wisconsin

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New York City’s High Line. Not exactly a roof but…
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House of Gnomes
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Spongy mat of ferns, lichens, and moss atop a Washington State Home.Spotted on Sunset

Norwegian Turf HouseSpotted on Amusing Planet

A happy home for the dogs.

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A succulent roof for Rover. Click pic for instructions or just be inspired.

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