Meditch Murphey Architects
Michael Moran | Lael Taylor | C+RLA
This contemporary, low-impact, home and garden with seamless transitions between indoors and out is the love child of a beautiful collaboration between architect and landscape architect. Utilizing recurring natural cycles as primary design criteria, the unified design is a self-sustaining system that sits lightly on its narrow site in a well-established neighborhood.
Multiple levels of vegetated green roofs support edible gardens, solar panels, potted herbs, and ornamental cut flower beds. Porous paving, a large cistern for rainwater capture, lushly planted rain gardens, and gravity-supported irrigation relieve the site of an abundance of naturally occurring drainage, using it to support the gardens and allowing it to slowly seep back into the ground.
ASLA Maryland Merit Award
AIA Maryland Excellence in Design