360 Smith Street Residences is located at 360 Smith St., Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, N.Y.; 347.403.9320; [email protected]; visit their website. See the profile from the design/build firm, Future Green Studio, here. Read the November 18, 2011 Green Roof Project | 360 Smith by Future Green Studio in the rooflite blog.
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With convenient access to public transportation, schools, playgrounds, the waterfront, downtown Brooklyn, and Manhattan, the modern luxury of 360 Smith Street Residences reflects a close-knit community of 19th century garden brownstones. 360 Smith Street Residences’ green roof sits atop a new residential building in the heart of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, blocks away from Gowanus Canal. Built-in cedar screens and planters delineate seating, dining, lounging, and play areas.
The unique 360 degree view of the Manhattan skyline and of downtown Brooklyn offers a dramatic backdrop for this extensive green roof which functions not only as a place of repose and relaxation but also serves the vital role of stormwater retention ? a key component for any urban roof site.
The green is roof is 6700 sf. The rooflite depth is 3.5 inches for most areas. An Optigreen drainage profile from Conservation Technology was used and Sempergreen green roof sedum mats were installed for the extensive area.
The plants in the planters are a mixture of drought tolerant grasses and perennials and include the following: Lavender, Munstead, Nepeta, Walkers Low, Pennisetum, Little Bunny, Stipa tenuissima, and Fescue, Suberba.
The planting strips are low mounds with a soil depth of 5-6 inches and are planted with Sedum hispanicum var. minus & Fescue, Elijah’Blue. The project utilized approximately 85 cubic yards of rooflite extensive mc and about 20 cubic yards of rooflite intensive.
Joe Donnelly of rooflite says, “What a stunning project visual interest in all seasons. Well planned, and well executed by Future Green. Created a beneficial space for all residents of the building. When we visited the project in November 2011, the superintendent remarked on how easy his maintenance has been, and a party crew was there to set up tiki torches and equipment for a resident’s event. Add that to the list of green roof benefits happy management and happy residents.”