By Vaclav Malek for CurbedDC
As the leaves begin to fall off the trees, we thought we would take a look at a few green roofs just to remind us of warmer seasons. Here are four we thought deserved special mention. Click on the photos to see larger versions, and check out the link at the bottom for more cool rooftops.
Sidwell Friends School, Cathedral Heights
An example of a great client and architect collaboration that leads to an amazing project. Kieran Timberlake architects transformed the school campus with their addition and renovation and gave the school a tangible representation of their ideals. The green roof also contains herb gardens for school kids as part of their curriculum.
Photo: Michael Van Valkenburgh
American Society of Landscape Architects, Chinatown
Not to be outdone at its own game, ASLA set out to create a project to demonstrate the possibilities and benefits of a green roof on top of its own home. Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates produced an accessible area that negotiates limited space and