Village Street Roof Garden

 

Village Street Roof Garden

The Village Street Roof Garden was developed for friends Dan and Caitlin, who came to us looking for a space in which to cultivate vegetables, dwell with friends, and experience the atmosphere of the sky above. In response, we emphasized the meditative aspects of outdoor cultivation through simple forms and material choices. Wooden planters are reminiscent of altars, a circular plinth forms the only furnishing, and a canopy of strung rope provides shade while still allowing views through to the night sky. Once completed, the project will offer a restful haven in which gardening is prayer.

 
 
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 View from the roof deck

View from the roof deck

 

It came to me while picking beans, the secret of happiness.

-Robin Wall Kimmerer

 
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Type _ Landscape Design

Time _  2017-present

Location _ Somerville, MA

Client _ Residential client

Fabrication _ Matt Khim, HBMK

Status _ Under construction


 
 
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 On site mapping out the proposal

On site mapping out the proposal

 

cultivation / a prayer, a calm, a joy found through the steady optimism of work

 
 Program & atmosphere diagram

Program & atmosphere diagram

 
 The planters almost ready to go in HBMK’s workshop

The planters almost ready to go in HBMK’s workshop

 
 
 
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 Laika, Dan & Caitlin

Laika, Dan & Caitlin