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Garden Structures
with Green Roofs & Walls



Garden structures with Green Roofs are now available from FineHouse as prefabricated building systems. Available in both freestanding and attached models, with and without trelliswork walls. The structures are available with pre-vegetated LiveRoof™ modules or ready for your growing medium and plant material. A range of options allow you to fit the structures to the site architecturally including column options, roof detailing, size and shape. The structures are made using sustainable lumber, recycled steel and fiberglass composites.

 



Classic garden stucture with open roof, seasonally vegetated

 

GREEN ROOF DESIGN

To learn about the differences between a seasonally vegetated structure and a permanently vegetated green roof structue, stay tuned to this website for more information or call us.

For design assistance including CAD details, application analysis, 3D modeling of your project, contact FineHouse (800) 686-3180

The Rationale for Freestanding & Attached Garden Structures with Green Roofs & Walls

When a new or existing building is under consideration for the application of a green roof, numerous factors must be taken into consideration. (See: Building Envelope Design Guide - Roofing Systems by Tom Smith, AIA) In addition to the structural, roofing system, and green roof design issues, there are typically many other areas of concern; Access, utilities, bureaucracies, building codes, and more that must be addressed. When on the other hand, a structure that hosts a green roof, can be placed at ground level, at the perimeter of the building, many of the barriers and complexities to the installation of a green roof system are negated.

A second rationale for considering the freestanding or attached garden structures with green roofs are the concepts of passive solar cooling and daylighting. In view of the objectives of owners to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, extend the life of heating and cooling plant, and improve the comfort of occupants, we need to consider the recommendations of ASHRAE in their publication -Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Retail Buildings, where the objective of reducing heat gain through the building envelope thus reducing internal cooling loads is realized when ASHRAE recommends: "Externally shade glazing to reduce solar gain and glare."

Also See:

Daylighting
by Gregg D. Ander, FAIA
Southern California Edison

APPLICATIONS for GARDEN STRUCTURES with GREEN ROOFS

The concept of freestanding garden structures as the platforms for green roofs has many applications for both new sites under development & existing sites where a green roof retrofit can serve many purposes. Shelters for human habitation, utility enclosures and passive solar cooling are just a few examples. Green roofs help manage storm water runoff, provide additional CO2 /O2 exchange, reduce the "heat island" effect and in general, reduce our carbon footprint.


School with attached pergola with green roof retrofit, reduces cooling load while adding covered walk.


 

 

Garden Structures with Green Roof Patterns


HABITAT - Living Height
UTILITY - Service height
UTILITY - Design requirements defined

When using garden structures with green roofs for human habitation, pleasing aesthetic & psychological values might be realized in addition to the recognized ecological benefits. When used in conjunction with man's needed utility systems, ie. ( AC units, Transformers, Trash &Recycling bins), the garden structure with green roof becomes a valuable design option.

 


SERVICE - Commercial, Attached
SHADING - Attached
SHADING - Freestanding

There are significant possibilities for the use of garden structures with green roofs for service operations ; restaurants, picnic shelters and parking structures are some that might be considered. When these structures are sited correctly, a considerable passive solar cooling benefit can be realized, particularly on east, west and south facing glazed areas of buildings.

 

 

 

TERRACED - Combined elements to create terrace
TIERS - Freestanding structures used in a tiered fashion

Garden structures with green roofs have considerable possibilities for site-specific applications, including; terracing, tiered and multiple freestanding"free-form" designs.


 

 

Garden Structures with Green Roof Designs





A garden structure with entablature can be restrained
in the amount of trim and detailing, to be less formal

 

Garden Structure with Entablature



Description: A garden structure with classic Tuscan columns& entablature with crown, dentil and astragal.

Sizes: 8' x 8' and larger

Designs: Square, rectangular, T, U and L shaped plans are all available. Freestanding structures are typical but attached structures are available.

Structure Options:

  • Column Shape - Round, Square or Tapered.
  • Column Style - Smooth, Fluted or Paneled
  • Column Size - Height, Diameter or Girth
  • Entablature- Material, size & decoration
  • Ceiling- Smooth, coffered & trelliswork available
  • Irrigation & electrical chases

Green Roof: With pre-vegetated LiveRoof® Modules or supplied ready with membrane, and all necessary accessories to install planting medium and vegetation onsite.

Applications: Outdoor rooms, kitchens, carports, picnic shelters are examples






     A pergola with trelliswork green walls forms an entry or outdoor room

Classic Pergola with Green Roof & Walls



Description: Pergola with square columns, lintels, rafters and purlins supporting a green roof. The structure is further amended with trelliswork green walls.

Sizes: 8' x 8' and larger

Designs: Square, rectangular, T, U and L shaped plans are all available. With different height structures, terracing is possible. Freestanding structures are typical but attached structures are available.

Options:

  • Columns ( see options above )
  • Lintels, rafters & purlins- size & carving style
  • Trelliswork wall panels-sizes, patterns, & windows
  • Irrigation & electrical chases

Green Roof: With pre-vegetated LiveRoof® Modules or supplied ready with membrane, and all necessary accessories to install planting medium and vegetation onsite.

Applications: Garden room, passive solar cooling, restaurant outdoor dining

 

 




A colonnade with integral planters and trellis allow you to create green walls.

Colonnade with Extensive Planters



Description: A colonnade with extensive planters and trelliswork green walls. Tuscan columns with entasis, as well as lintels, rafters & purlins with carved ends supporting the planters.

Sizes: 6', 8' & 12' column centers are typical, custom column centers are available.

Designs: Linear colonnades are typical, grouped colonnades can form "rooms", and tiered colonnades may be considered for sloped sites.

Structure Options:

  • Columns ( see options above )
  • Lintels, rafters & purlins- size & carving style
  • Tiered & intersecting structures
  • Trelliswork wall panels-sizes, patterns, & windows
  • Irrigation & electrical chases

Green Roof: With pre-vegetated LiveRoof® Modules or supplied ready with membrane, and all necessary accessories to install planting medium and vegetation onsite.








A pavilion with circular lintel, Tuscan columns and Green Roof

Pavilions with Green Roofs


Description: Custom designed pavilions are available by commission. Circular, pitched & multi-level designs are examples.

Design & Site Supervision Options:

  • Designs at fixed fee or cost plus
  • CAD drawings & 3D modeling
  • Site visits and supervision available

Green Roof: With pre-vegetated LiveRoof ® Modules or supplied ready with membrane, and all necessary accessories to install planting medium and vegetation onsite. Design limitations exist for inclined roofs

Applications: Garden focal point, memorial, public gardens, high-end residential.

 


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To speak with a design team member at FineHouse about your Green Roof project

Please call: 800 686-3180

 


 

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