Desirous of more space and access to natural light, the clients turned their self-built home over to Hayhurst and Co, who added a second level and a steeply stepped roof with metal planters filled low-maintenance plants and white pebbles in a set up described by the architects as a bespoke “hanging-basket.”
Ziggurat-like roof in London supports 800 sedums, heathers, flowers, and herbs
Visitors and locals will be encouraged to take the potted plants home. Local horticulturalist Jin Ahn of Conservatory Archives, who selected the greenery for the project, and her team will be on hand to tell visitors about the plants and to help them select varieties to take home. People can also drop off plants they no longer want, to create another aspect of community exchange.