The Green Garage is complete. These photos are taken just before the final staining of the deck and wood has occurred. We'll update with new pics as soon as we take some of the final stain and wood sealing. We encountered some issues with using "green" wood sealants but the new product seams to be working better. We are still fine tuning some drainage issues with our floating planters but should have that worked out soon.
Great shot of our clients in front of the garage. Green Cross installed a burnt wood fence. The shadows from a tree across the way really provided an unexpected but beautiful effect on the west side.
The work on the garden itself continues. We can't wait to see it all in full bloom, but it's already looking great!
The green roof has filled in very nicely. You can see how the floating planters on the left and right will tie in to the green roof.
The benefits of a green roof inculde: energy conservation, reduction of storm water runoff, absorbing carbon dioxide, filtering air, and protecting the roofing membrane from environmental effects such as ultraviolet radiation. In our case, we've done all of this as well as providing the owners with an extra bit of real estate to use as a backyard in the air.
- MPINK DESIGN CHICAGO, IL
- Josh Pincus and Claudia Mendelson created MPink Design LLC. in 2006. MPink Design offers a full range of design services, including: Residential and boutique commercial building design, interior design and decorating, exterior and interior planning, kitchen and bathroom design, basement design, full home renovations and additions, custom furniture design, new custom residences and space planning for home, office and retail. MPink Design can help you create the space you were dreaming of or the one you never thought was possible. At MPink Design, we believe that design should be approached with new and innovative ideas. We focus on solutions that maximize the potential use of your space and combine these solutions with a critical attention to detail and materials while also providing service that is efficient in time and cost.