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Trees on the Roof

Meditch Murphey Architects




  • Civil Engineer: CAS Engineering
  • Structural Engineer: Linton Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineer: Harvey W. Hottel, Inc.
  • Electrical Engineer: Mackey Electrical Services, Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Clinton & Associates, PC
  • A.B.E. Networks

Project Status


Year Completed

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Project Description


We wanted to occupy the surrounding tree canopy. The roofscape provides a precious connection to the outdoors on this tight suburban site employ as many natural systems as possible such as natural shading, day lighting and natural ventilation save water by employing a cistern, planters, gardens, a porous driveway, a rain garden, site captured water and drought resistant plants provide flexible interior spaces. By re purposing and re configuring the three multipurpose spaces the house converts a house with one-bedroom to one with four-bedrooms. The entire first floor is 100% ADA adaptable, visitor accessible and allows for aging in place reduce our carbon impact by using super insulation, geothermal wells, radiant heating, exterior louvers, a solar array and recycling demolition materials open the project to the public as a teaching tool. Public awareness tours have been held periodically since its completion.
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