Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 5/12/14
2,000 sf Greenroof
Project Description & Details
Envisioned to maintain a small footprint on the lot, 328 Euclid is a residential house designed by two architects (Janna Levitt and Dean Goodman from LGA Architectural Partners) who are also the homeowners. The first single family home in Toronto to incorporate green roofs, its design has been studied by the City for its many green building strategies; the property handles all stormwater on site.
Gardens in the Sky was called in to design the multi-level green roof while they were still in preliminary design stages which allowed some influence in both the design and size of the parapet walls. The result was a roof that was completely green from parapet to parapet. This was especially important on the second floor roof because the client/architect had designed their bedroom to open onto the green roof, giving them a sense of living in a garden. The roof is composed of three different sections: the lower roof which is in total shade is comprised of Equisetum (Horse Tail Grass) and Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’; the second floor roof has plants that do well in either full sun or half sun / half shade and include Switch Grass (‘Heavy Metal’), Carex (Black), Coreopsis, Lavender, Bergenia cordifolia, and Hosta sieboldiana; and the top roof is composed of all Sedums (S. album, S. acre, S. kamschaticum, S. matrona, S. spurium and S. ‘Autumn Joy’). The top roof is watered through drip irrigation three times a week, the second floor is watered by hand once a week and the lower roof is watered occasionally, but because it is in the shade it is does not have a consistent need for watering.
Owner: Janna Levitt and Dean Goodman
Location: Toronto, Canada
Building Type: Single-Family Residential
Size: 2,000 sq.ft.
Access: Accessible, Private
Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Architect: Janna Levitt and Dean Goodman, LGA Architectural Partners
Greenroof Design/Build & Contractor: Terry McGlade, Gardens in the Sky (now Flynn Canada)
General Contractor: Boszko & Verity Inc.
Structural Engineering: G.D. Jewell Engineering Inc.
Lighting Design: in collaboration with Castor Design
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