Oh how I would love to live and work in a building like this. Though I cannot live here, I can eat here soon. I am planning a trip to Montreal to visit what I believe to be the best urban horticulture community on the planet.
The community is a partnership of the McGill Edible Campus, Santropol Roulant and the Rooftop Garden Project (Alternatives International). I have been a big fan of theirs ever since I first discovered the Rooftop Garden Project on the web many years ago.
After that I learned about Santropol Roulant and the award winning McGill Edible Campus. I regret not having visited them long before this. Now is the time!
And yes, I do wonder how they irrigate the planter boxes on the deck above. I will ask.
MU Architecture designed this two storey apartment, located above a restaurant in Montreal, Canada.
The project description
This residential project has been specially designed by MU Architecture to be in harmony with the style of the original red brick worker’s residence. The building required a significant structural intervention in the basement to straighten the skewed frame and support the new mezzanine.