PASSYUNK AVE HOUSE RESOLD

G_space designed and built house on Passyunk Ave just resold after a very brief time on the market for a nice increase in value. G_space developed this property as in an investment partnership in 2008. The unique design and extra features inside and out add a timeless value to the home that appeals too the market place

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Simple staircase with custom railings creates a dramatic entry experience. The hallway of the main staircase was constructed on a curve, allowing a open area through all levels to a skylight at the roof, flooding the interior core of the house with natural light.
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CONTEMPORARY SOUTHWEST STYLE RAILINGS

Recently completed in a South Philadelphia residence by g_space design studios are these contemporary southwest style railings.Rails_0034

The railings are simple, clean lined 1/2″ rounds with flat bar top rail / handrail. The newel post ends and transitions are heat forged steel bars formed into a big graceful compound curve that softens the whole design and is nice to the touch as one descends the stair. Continue reading “CONTEMPORARY SOUTHWEST STYLE RAILINGS” »

-CANNING ROOFTOP CROPS some new twists

Traditionally i have canned peppers alone with a salt and vinegar brine in small jars. But with other crops now ripening, and longing to try something new, I added others to items to the jars to marinate with them.
IMG_0007Roasted hot peppers, a mixture of Mole Peppers, Poblano. Hot Banana, and Cherry Peppers, are pan fried in olive oil with garlic, them cold packed in canning jars with White vinegar, Apple cider vinegar, water, pickling salt, onions, carrots, green tomatoes, celery stalks and leaves, and other spices grown on the rooftop farm. adding the veggies adds a lot of color, hope it tastes as good as it looks. All produce was grown on the exclusive  GLTi / Philly Green Wall & Roof intensive green roof garden system. Continue reading “-CANNING ROOFTOP CROPS some new twists” »

-PHILLY GREEN WALL IN PRINT IN GARDEN DESIGN MAGAZINE

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GardenDesign-Hanson-1Philly Green wall was recently published in the Spring 2015 issue of Garden Design Magazine for the Hanson Martin Residence Green wall. The green wall was installed in Fall of 2011 and is mounted to a concrete retaining wall and makes a dramatic and welcoming entrance path. The green wall was envisioned by Julie Messervey of Julie Moir Messervey Design Studio and designed and installed by Gspace / Philly Green Wall. Continue reading “-PHILLY GREEN WALL IN PRINT IN GARDEN DESIGN MAGAZINE” »

– SPRAY FOAM FLASH AND BATT – our methods for tighter insulation

 

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The basic Flash and Batt method 1″ of closed cell spray foam with fiberglass batts installed on top

Closed cell spray foam is probably the best way to insulate a house since it not only seals all air gaps but the closed cell also stops moisture migration, reducing conductive heat loss. However, spray foam is also the most expensive insulation. G_space uses a flash and batt technique to gain the efficiency of spray foam without the cost. Applying a 3/4″ -1″ coat of closed cell spray foam to the outside of the insulation cavity with Fiberglass batt insulation filling the rest of the insulation cavity, allows the batt insulation to be much more effective since the air infiltration gaps that always occur with Batt insulation (greatly reducing its average R value) are stopped. Continue reading “– SPRAY FOAM FLASH AND BATT – our methods for tighter insulation” »

– WINTERIZING PLEASANT PLAYGROUND GREEN ROOF

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After winterizing Pleasant Playground green roof while enjoying the great fall color of the sedums. The sedums are completely filled in, no bare spots, no weeds. A very hardy green roof. Winterizing tho screen roof in Germantown section of Philadelphia consists of simply draining down the irrigation system and blowing out the water lines. Continue reading “– WINTERIZING PLEASANT PLAYGROUND GREEN ROOF” »

– FALL MAINTENANCE FOR FIRE STATION GREENWALLS

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Engine #28 Fire station

Engine #28 Fire stationThere has been extraordinary growth on the Engine Co 28 & Engine Co 29 Green walls in Washington DC. Fire men residing here are pleased and have enjoyed eating the the string beans, basil, strawberries, and other herbs. Some Fireman are excited about planting over vegetables in the spring.

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– THE UNPRETENTIOUS GREEN WALL II

IMG_9822In a very congested urban environment the rear outdoor space of Engin Co #28 in Washington DC is all concrete and brick, including pavement, walls and ceiling. SInce this is the only outdoor space for the firemen to use, a greenwall was installed to add warmth and humanize this environment. As at Engine Co #29, this green wall isn’t installed in the most prominent place to the public view, its in the rear where it can make a real difference to the building occupants. Instead of greenwashing its green warming
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– UPDATE ON THE HANSON-MARTIN GREENWALL BOSTON

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Into its 3rd year, the Hanson-Martin Green wall in Boston is doing great. This very low light wall uses ferns, solo mans seal, hostas and other large leaf shad varieties. Kudos to Janice Goodman of Cityscapes and her team for the exceptional care they have taken in maintaining this project.
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– MODIFYING GLTi GREEN WALL PANELS – step by step fitting to site conditions

 

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Field conditions occasionally require modifications on site to planted green wall panels. The advantage of using the GLTi metal panel system is that it easily allows field modification. Sometimes unexpected these conditions don’t necessarily have to stop the progress of the job. Here are some of our methods for customization we have used in the field. For pipe and electrical fixture penetrations these aluminum boxes were fabricated in our shop from .090 aluminum sheet. Continue reading “– MODIFYING GLTi GREEN WALL PANELS – step by step fitting to site conditions” »

– GREEN ROOF UPDATE AT PLEASENT PLAYGROUND REC BUILDING

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Explosive growth was experienced as of July 1st on the green roof at the playground Rec building in Germantown area of Philadelphia. Sedums have shot up flowered and gone to seed. There are some taller weeds to pull but the sedum is dominating. This is remarkable since the irrigation system was not turned on until July 1st. All bare patches observed this past march have since grown in with sedums. Continue reading “– GREEN ROOF UPDATE AT PLEASENT PLAYGROUND REC BUILDING” »

– CABBAGES FROM THE ROOFTOP STUFFED – a recipe

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The cabbages are now mature on the g_space rooftop farm so I’m trying stuffed cabbage rolls. Traditionally the stuffed cabbages are filled with rice and ground beef, but I’m preparing a lighter version using salmon and  long grain wild rice.

  • Ingredients
  • Chopped onion
  • Crushed garlic
  • fresh basil
  • cabbage leaves
  • chopped salmon fillet
  • Long grain wild rice
  • Tomato Sauce

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