Published: November 2015
Outlines key trends and advanced design theory Accompanied by numerous full-color architectural illustrations and spectacular detailed photography Will appeal to architects, urban planners (particularly those focusing on rooftop gardens in urban construction projects) and design students, and educators in the design fieldsGreen roofs - the ultimate in sustainable building practices - continue to generate enormous interest and enthusiasm among architects, landscape designers, and urban planners. This richly illustrated book provides a comprehensive guide to contemporary trends in rooftop garden design, and provides definitive theory and design industry knowledge. The designers of the project case studies are leaders in their fields, and are drawn from across Australia, Chile, China, Europe, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Scandinavia, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam. The designers provide details on the benefits of their rooftop gardens, offering readers profound inspiration and informative reviews of the work, design considerations, operation and maintenance. This book is essential for anyone working or studying in the rooftop construction, environmental landscape and design fields."