Extensive Green Roof
Gaia Mat System
Year Completed: 2019
Designing and overseeing work of your own house is never easy, but an architect from a renowned local Landscape Architecture consultancy decided to do just that for his humble abode in Seapark, Petaling Jaya. In an unconventional move, he decided to add a roof terrace where there used to be just clay roof tiles to allow him a vantage view of the surrounding cityscape of urban PJ & KL. And what came with that was a Gaia Mat green roof as his own personal roof terrace garden.
As the roof only caters to light foot traffic, we proceeded to use a mix of hardy and semi-trafficable species on our thin and lightweight gaiamat layers (only 50mm total built-up including drain cells). Additionally, as requested by the client, a number of plug plants (taller, non-creeper species) were included in the mix as designated locations. The implementation took 1 day and allowed us to green up our first moveable door hatch (shown in picture below).
You may find out more about the house via Instagram @seapark_house