Public area to view, meet friends or neighbors, or just a destination for a walk or run.Rooftop oasis. Tranquility in the city.
To be able to sit on the edge of a fountain to relax or rest. The first photo was a formal garden, the second a rooftop across from us in Rome, and lastly a lone fountain at the entrance to a museum. All three places are where people might want to linger for awhile if there were seats.
When discussing how our project will be displayed in the gallery when we are finished, we decided that we would like to use our images from Italy to show the beautiful spaces that are inspiring our project.
If you could post 2-3 of your favorite images from the trip with a couple comments. I am going to start putting these together for our final presentation.
The sooner the better, by Monday evening preferable.
I was at the library starting the project and I found books that I thought would give valuable information to all of us as a starting point:
1. Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls by Nigel Dunnett and Noel Kingsbury
2. Green Roof Plants by Snodgrass and Snodgrass
3. Roof Gardens, Balconies and Terraces by David Stevens
4. Vertical Gardens by Jacques Leenhardt
5. Balcony and Roof Gardens by Jenny Hendy
6. Architecture and the Garden by James Van Sweden
I know there is more information on-line but these books are fascinating with great photos. I will contact buildings with rooftop gardens in Chicago and make arrangements for us to tour the gardens on June 5th. This is my first blog, let me know if I need to do anything differently going forward.