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Johansson, Anna (2002) Roof gardens in New York. Other thesis, SLU.

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This study is about roof gardens in New York City. The purpose of the project was to study the design of roof gardens in a place where these have a long tradition. The central issue was to find and present the gardens and to apply some design ideas on a small roof terrace in Gothenburg, Sweden. My hope was to find traditional landscape architecture proved to be working in the course of time and breathtaking contemporary design ideas to be inspired by. The study was made during a two-month stay in New York City in April and May 2001. All the studied gardens are located on Manhattan. The Gothenburg terrace was designed in Fall 2001. Different kinds of roof gardens are studied: public parks, museum gardens, schoolyards, public plazas, corporate gardens, a healing garden, shared private gardens and one-family residential gardens. Complementary information was searched in literature, in periodicals and on the Internet. The text is divided into two main parts. The first part, called Field Study, is a report from the study of roof gardens on Manhattan, New York City. The design and impression of 39 gardens are each presented in words, and illustrated by photos and a watercolor sketch of the lay out. The second part, called Case Study, is about the roof garden in Gothenburg,Sweden. It is designed with the New York experience in recent mind. This part consists of a short presentation of the present terrace and its owner and my thoughts as well as a plan and description of the proposal. I want to create a modern easily maintained terrace with a romantic touch. The garden has a frame work of whitened oak wood and the plant material has warm colors, a wish of the owner.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: Roof garden, design, rooftop, New York, landscape architecture
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science > Dept. of Landscape Planning, Alnarp
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Anna Johansson
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:29
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/142

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