This ratty sketch is how the grass will grow on the Irvine roof IF the project happens. NBC is hot to trot and the client is now a little camera shy, if $'s and appearance fees are not involved. Hm. That's not gonna happen - so again. Wait and see.
Below, our greenroof No. 2 in as many weeks. Met these guys yesterday: PSYOP TV saw me on tv... I thought, when I walked into this large, airy smooth-concrete floor room that it was a shared architects' space, with desks rented out, which is a common practise in the city when you're a young architect. But no, said Bernadette, this is all us. Check out their website. Major animation going on. Anyway, the unprepossessing rooftop, baking hot, grabbed me, and I sent back a very quick sketch - far below. They love it and I'm going to develop.
They were very budget conscious and I suggested chopping their existing deck into modules to save money. Each "pad" would perform a functin: barbecue pad, meeting pad, chillpad, with the inbetween islands being prairie grass, a small amelanchier forest (pie!), and a turf island for picnics. I'm excited..this is goign to be fun. Best of all, they like the idea enough to pay more they wanted to in the beginning and are considering putting in a new deck. So new modules all round.