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Kiawah Island Residence

Kiawah Island, S.C.

Walking among the perennial grasses on the roof is just like meandering through the native marshland.


Location: Kiawah island, SC

Date of Completion:  May 2011

Green Roof System:  Custom, Semi-Intensive

Size:  1,500 sqft

Plant Material:  Native and Non-Native Grasses

Services Provided:  Consultation and Installation

Architect:  Thomas and Denzinger Architects

Landscape Architect:  Wertimer & Associates

Builder:  Koenig Construction

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Kiawah Island Residence

This living roof was created in the marsh-sensitive ecology of Kiawah Island, SC, and will significantly reduce storm water runoff that would have filtered into an important buffer zone just feet away. The design minimizes the delineation between the roof structure and the surrounding environment, creating a harmonized view of the marshland.

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