May 22, 2012

A Living Roof Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park


I love seeing design interpretations and the Living Roof at the Academy of Sciences is definitely a unique and pretty space that spans design ideas.  I recently spent some time in San Francisco and had the pleasure of visiting the museum that calls Golden Gate Park it’s home. The Living Roof is 197,000 square feet and is truly a tapestry of plants that creates a design pattern and impact. Planted high above the ground, over 1.7 million native plants live here that flourish in the Northern California climate. Not only is this a chance for these plants to flourish but for visitors to see the depth of green design that California has true to it’s home.

I truly get such inspiration for my home when I see installations like this – from both a design standpoint and an an eco one. Some fallen leaves outside my home make for the perfect accent in my home office or some twigs wrapped in pretty fabric become a centerpiece for a dinner party.

What do you think about the Living Roof? Have you spotted any in your city?

(Images snapped by Rebecca Orlov)


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