Architects Journal Response
Last week, AJ Technical Editor Felix Mara attended the launch of Pocket Habitat at Arup’s new HQ. Pocket Habitat, a modular planting bag designed to promote biodiversity on roofs.
Pocket Habitat Launch
Arup and Sky-Gardens have launched Pocket Habitat, the only modular planting system actively designed to promote biodiversity on new or existing roofs, or provide temporary greening at ground level.
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Pocket Habitat: a modular approach to greenroofs
Arup and Sky-Garden have launched Pocket Habitat, a modular planting bag designed to promote biodiversity on roofs. Last week, AJ Technical Editor Felix Mara attended the launch at Arup’s new HQ at 8 Fitzroy Street London and wrote the following report:
"I’m glad I attended the launch because Pocket Habitat really is a product which you have to see to appreciate. The zip-up bags, with their grey felt outer layers, are covetable objects and they form attractive groups of planting which is available in a range of specifications, with six pick and mix substrates. Rather like the iPod, you might say ‘is that all it does?’ But it does it very well, it looks great and it rocks."
Full article can be found here – http://blog.emap.com/footprint/2010/06/07/pocket-habitat-a-modular-approach-to-green-roofs/