Who mentioned “roof garden” in the past? today the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technology University in Singapore has a really-really green roof that connect smoothly with its landscape.
The curving green roofs distinguish the building from among the other structures on campus but the line between landscape and building is blurred. The roofs serve as informal gathering spaces challenging linear ideas and stirring perception. The roofs create open space, insulate the building, cool the surrounding air and harvest rainwater for landscaping irrigation. Planted grasses mix with native greenery to colonize the building and bond it to the setting.