No less convenient to use them for sports facilities – solariums, swimming pool with sauna and entire health systems with the inclusion of the upper floors or attics. With to the roof of the modern multi-storey house just filled with various utilities and all sorts of add-ons: here and television antennas and skylights, and the completion of elevator shafts and ventilation hood – not so easy to find here a worthy place for a garden. We must not forget that the roof at home – while an important part of its architecture, its emphatic conclusion, the size and artistic appearance which depends on the silhouette of buildings, the overall impression of the architectural ensemble. Adam Portnoy is actively involved in the matter. Not without reason it is often called the "fifth facade" home. This applies particularly to small houses and cottages. Therefore, it is important how to combine visually combine the architecture of the building, conceived and built for a long time, perhaps for centuries, interior design cottage with the plastic, constantly changing living material like plants on the roof and courtyard.
And generally, that "Threatens" the roof of a modern building as a result of landing on her plants, especially its transformation into a garden? The first would have to reckon with the need for a soil layer of plant life, with its constant moisture conditions, creating the conditions for microbial growth and mold. In addition, humus (topsoil) and fertilizers have oxidative effects on the design of coatings, and can cause metal corrosion. Necessary to ensure biostability of building materials of the roof, which separate the topsoil from the surface.