28 Nov 2011
The new book Living Architecture: Green Roofs and Walls provides design inspiration and practical advice on using green roofs and living walls.
Living Architecture: Green Roofs and Walls by Graeme Hopkins and Christine Goodwin is a must read for everyone interested in the phenomenon that is green roofs and green walls.
Providing design inspiration and practical advice on using green roofs and living walls, the book is extensively illustrated with photographs and drawings and highlights the most exciting green roof and living wall projects in Australia and New Zealand, within an international context.
Living Architecture will appeal to a wide range of readers, from students and practitioners of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and ecology, through to members of the community interested in how they can more effectively use the rooftops and walls of their homes or workplaces to increase green open space in the urban environment.
About the authors
Graeme Hopkins is a registered architect and registered landscape architect.
Christine Goodwin is an artist with a research master’s degree in architecture.
Each has more than 30 years of diverse professional experience and together, through Fifth Creek Studio, they focus on living architecture, green roofs and living walls. Their practice includes design, research and experimental trials, and they have made numerous presentations at conferences and contributed to journals and books on living architecture and green infrastructure.
Living Architecture: Green Roofs and Walls is published by CSIRO Publishing: www.publish.csiro.au