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.
Love this picture! And synthesizers just don’t look right without a nice kitty on top or in front.
Initially I thought they were solar panels.
Interesting concept — and nice shot. Are those skylights or solar collectors?
Wow. What a fabulous place! I’d love that kind of roof on my house… with roses. 🙂
Can you walk on top of the roof? I would like to peer inside there.
That’s a very strange picture !
Wow! Very impressive.
@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.
That has got to be the coolest roof i’ve ever seen!
Very cool. I’d love to see it from the inside too.
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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!
Cool roof, and going ‘green’ – very nice. Later on, maybe they’ll get some solar panels and put them to good use.
Such a very interesting place.
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.
I love it! Reminds me of the Meerkat habitat at the zoo 🙂
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