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Living Biological Machine
The green roof of Electronic Arts, Phase II. Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, Vancouver.by Bruce Hemstock .
The use of green roofs for aesthetic and recreational purposes can be traced back to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon which were built in the 7th century BC as a diversion for the aristocracy. Later, more practical applications emerged in Scandinavia and North America where sod roofs, laid on a waterproof layer of bark, were used to insulate indigenous dwellings against the extreme cold. (more…)