Extraordinary Gardens In the Sky

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Cuny House by Guz Architects, Singapore

With our current obsession with green roofs, urban farms, and skyscraper beekeeping, it’s easy to forget that plopping some vegetation—or animal life—on top of our buildings is actually an age-old practice.

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Villa Ronde by Ciel Rouge Creation, Japan

Indeed, roof top gardens have been adding vitality, warmth, and sustenance for urban dwellers since 400 B.C., when ancient Mesopotamians would grow plants on the roofs and terraces of their ziggurats. These massive stone buildings featured no interior rooms, and the foliage provided much-needed shelter from the sun.

Read the complete article on Architizer here.

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The Cottage by Gray Organschi Architecture, US

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