Wordless Wednesday: Living Roof (1)

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18 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday: Living Roof (1)”

  1. CatSynth Says:

    This is an image of the living roof of the recently new California Academy of Science in San Francisco that opened in 2009. The roof is covered with native vegetation and is architecturally designed to mimic the natural hills of the area.

  2. Katz (And Other) Tales Says:

    Love this picture! And synthesizers just don’t look right without a nice kitty on top or in front.

  3. Indrani Says:

    Very interesting!
    Initially I thought they were solar panels.

  4. Beth F Says:

    Interesting concept — and nice shot. Are those skylights or solar collectors?

  5. Kim Clune Says:

    Wow. What a fabulous place! I’d love that kind of roof on my house… with roses. :)

  6. Daisy the Curly Cat Says:

    Can you walk on top of the roof? I would like to peer inside there.

  7. And Miles To Go... Says:

    very impressive!

  8. Gattina Says:

    That’s a very strange picture !

  9. Li Says:

    Wow! Very impressive.

    Best,
    Li
    @LaLicenciada

  10. CatSynth Says:

    @daisy. Yes you can walk on the roof, but only on designated platforms, not on the plants – think of it like a section of a beach or hillside that is being “ecologically restored”.

    And the circles are skylights.

  11. Beth @ 990 Square Says:

    That has got to be the coolest roof i’ve ever seen!

  12. Robin from Israel Says:

    Very cool. I’d love to see it from the inside too.

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  13. Snowcatcher Says:

    Knowing those are skylights instead of just pieces of art as I thought until I read through your comments really makes me appreciate more that this is a roof. It’s a very deceptive picture!

  14. Kitty Says:

    Cool roof, and going ‘green’ – very nice. Later on, maybe they’ll get some solar panels and put them to good use.

  15. SandyCarlson Says:

    Such a very interesting place.

  16. AVCr8teur Says:

    I like how one window seems to reflect the sunlight straight up into the sky. BTW, the sculpture you saw in my post is located in the San Jose, CA airport in Terminal B.

  17. Kim @ Not Your Typical Southern Belle Says:

    I love it! Reminds me of the Meerkat habitat at the zoo :)

  18. Qwave À la carte Says:

    New Age Glitters
    Front Row Architectural
    Me Heart :)