Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Grass roof

Despite hours wasted watching grand designs i am still yet to see a realistic solution to sustainable architecture. The grass roof is one that irritates me. It is set to cause more problems than it solves. It insulates to the core temperature of the ground outside. i.e in winter the building will have a cold roof in summer the building would have a warm roof. Perfectly opposite to the desire outcome. Also there is a reason we tend to have pointy roof tops in this country, that being the rain fall. In this proposed urban living of farm fresh cattle grazed roofs surely they will hold water and cause damp within the structure, drainage will not work unless you are willing to loose a god chunk of ikea mud which in turn will bring a bill from Dyno rod. I fail to see the logic behind some of these concepts. Unless these roofs are purely created to make people think green and believe their terraced house comes with a garden.

No comments:

Post a Comment