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(IF New York had lots of green roofs. Not one of the photos from the link)

(IF New York had lots of green roofs. NOT one of the photos from the link)

From the English Edition of National Geographic magazine, some nice photos of  green roofs. Lots of variety.

Plants/grass are required on on new flat roofs in Basel, Switzerland. “If we steal the ground for a building,” says International Green Roof Association director Wolfgang Ansel, “we can give it back to nature on the roof.”

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a man-made mountain

a man-made 'mountain'

2/3 parking, 1/3 living

2/3 parking, 1/3 living

the back of the mountain along a small river

the back of the 'mountain' along a small river

In this design, the parking becomes the base upon which to create a mountain for terraced housing. High density, but with lots of balcony space.

More photos and project specifications can be found at ArchDaily.