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OUTDOOR TRENDS | 7 amazing rooftop garden designs

Be inspired by our selection of original rooftop garden designs from the world


Finally roofs turned into protagonists of the city: they are precious and special places to be designed, from where people can enjoy unique views of the city and a silence given by their height from the city crowd. In high density cities flat roofs have become precious places to be converted as green corners and there are more and more fabulous hidden rooftops gardens , or that even grow vertically, generating unique and fascinating solutions.

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In this post, I collected seven super-creative designs for rooftop gardens. Which one is your favorite? Share on Instagram by tagging @italianbark


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7 amazing rooftop garden designs


Concrete and natural green in Tokyo

‘garden & house’ is a residence in Tokyo designed by Ryue Nishizawa that comprises a series of stacked concrete floor slabs bordered with transparent railings and curtains. the four-storey dwelling is enclosed with walls of household plants, resulting in outdoor areas that are filled with greenery. The architect also opted to use curtains on both the interior and exterior of the house to provide privacy and divide up the living space. Discover more here


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A temporary rooftop garden design in Milan


The Kinetic Garden was created during the Milan Design Week 2016 in the heart of Brera district in Milan. Piuarch studio used pallets to create triangular flower beds and flooring containing four plant species, including two varieties of salad in red and green colors and orange and blue pansies. The plants are arranged in repetitive straight lines, defining strips of color that create an interesting chromatic effect. Discover more here


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A garden house in Melbourne


Taylor Knights gave to this 1930s heritage home a contemporary revival on a sloping site in Malvern. Although outdated and disconnected, the family home already had strong foundations and a large, lived-in garden. Walking the fine line between old and new, the architect have successfully realigned the home with the lifestyle of its young family while retaining its sought-after charm. Discover more here




Luxury rooftop gardens in San Francisco


A series of rooftop gardens were added to this stepped San Francisco building. Los Angeles architect Jamie Bush used a landscape firm to choose plants to suit the California climate, which can quickly change from very hot to very cold. For the interior, he chose to furnish the four-storey residence with an eclectic mix of artwork and furniture designs that could have been collected over a long time. Discover more here


A communal red rooftop in Vietnam


Architecture studio TAA Design transformed the green roof of this house in Quang Ngai, Vietnam with stepped planters finished in red plaster and tiles. Called The Red Roof, the home has been entirely covered with red-pigmented plaster, and the roof covered with large red tiles. The roof planters are for growing vegetables for the local community, as a chance to create new kind of rural building that creates a closed cycle of growth, harvest and consumption. Discover more here



A wild rooftop garden in Mexico City


Architecture firm Zeller & Moyehas outfitted an old residence with a sprawling rooftop garden in a crowded neighbourhood in the Mexican capital. Case Verne features in fact a wonderful rooftop garden planted with the natural flora of Mexico City, representative of the wild landscape of the area. For the path that winds through the garden, and for the floors of the extension, Zeller & Moye used white marble pebbles that once lined the shores of rivers of lakes found in Mexico city. Discover more here



Red rooftop garden in a Beijing school


Chinese studio MAD has converted an 18th-century courtyard building in Beijing into the YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten, which is topped with a playspace for the children. The building features a dynamic roof that surrounds a historic Chinese courtyard and acts as a playground for the children.Discover more here