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Living Roofs
Living Roofs
Living Roofs
Living Roofs
Living Roofs
Living Roofs
Living Roofs
Living Roofs

Living Roofs

Urban Gardens Around the World

By (author) Ashley Penn


  • An inspiring selection of verdant sanctuaries high above the hubbub of the city, from lush flower gardens to luxurious rooftop terraces boasting minimalist designs
  • The urban rooftop oasis trend continues unabated
  • Up to date and garden-fresh, revised and updated with the latest innovations and creations
  • Offers a glimpse through the keyhole at the most beautiful private rooftop terraces from all around the world
Full Description

A green paradise high above the city’s rooftops is something so many people dream of, including those living in cities and searching for peace and quiet. Whether it’s a communal garden for an entire building or an exclusive personal and private oasis, a colorful sea of flowers, home-grown vegetables or a pool, there are no limits when it comes to the imagination of amateur gardeners. This book of photographs showcases the most beautiful and varied urban rooftop terraces and exotic garden paradises from all around the world: from the Berlin country garden and the sprawling sundeck of the U Penthouse in Madrid to the enchanting rooftop expanse of the Willow House in Singapore. The featured locations, both unusual and individual, offer ample inspiration for your own dreams of a rooftop garden. Just sit back and enjoy this gorgeous book on your sundeck or in your cozy alcove.

The following locations are included in the book:

Milan, Italy (3)
Mantua, Italy
Madrid, Spain
Athens, Greece
London, UK (3)
Antwerp, Belgium (2)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Munich, Germany (2)
Berlin, Germany
Dresden, Germany
Singapore (2)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Sydney, Australia (2)
New York City (8)
Austin, Texas
San Francisco, California
Berkely, California
Mill Valley, California
Toronto, Canada (2)

About the Author

Ashley Penn is a Chartered Member of the British Landscape Institute and has worked as a landscape architect in the UK for many years. In 2012, he began writing for Landscape Architects Network, a website for which he is now Content Director. Penn studied horticulture before specializing in landscape design after earning his bachelor’s degree. He was awarded the Turner Prize for Innovation in Design upon graduation. While pursuing a master’s degree in landscape architecture, he became interested in landscape history and green technologies, including green roofs and green walls. He has written numerous articles on green roofs for Landscape Architects Network. Penn currently lives in Nokia, Finland, where he works as an independent landscape designer.

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teNeues Books
13th May 2022
USA & Canada
9.25 in x 11.81 in
224 Pages
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