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Wood garden planters with privacy screen create a modern urban rooftop patio

DeepStream’s large modular wood garden planters anchor privacy screen walls, eliminating costly and problematic penetrations of the existing waterproof roof membrane.

Example of Wood garden planters with privacy screen on an urban rooftop patio
Wood garden planters with trellis and privacy screen create a modern rooftop patio

The best way to reduce waste and recycle is not to purchase items that will be thrown away quickly. DeepStream was founded as the result of our search for sustainably designed planters that would stand the test of time.

Trademark marine-anodized aluminum extrusions conserve the valuable wood, allowing it to weather

Matching modern wood trash and recycling bins create a modern Manhattan rooftop patio that will endure for decades.

Example of Wood garden planters with privacy screen on an urban rooftop patio
Wood garden planters with privacy screen create a modern urban rooftop patio

These wood privacy screen walls use separated wood planks held securely within DeepStream’s trademark marine-anodized structural leg extrusions. Space between the planks blocks the view, allows for cooling air flow, and reduces the force of high winds on the planter.

DeepStream’s large wood planters do more than hold the wood privacy screen. The wood planter boxes equipped with waterproof plastic liners provide the perfect condition for landscaping with bushes, flowers, or even trees.

DeepStream 16 rugged waterproof Planter Liners
DeepStream’s 16 rugged waterproof Planter Liners with advanced drainage

Each modular planter section’s aluminum frame supports a rugged waterproof plastic liner to contain the planting medium. DeepStream’s proprietary liners have a tapered shaped for easy replanting. They are designed with an advanced drainage system that can be directed if necessary using common threaded fittings.

Example of Wood garden planters with privacy screen on an urban rooftop patio
Modular wood garden planters anchor a privacy screen creating a urban rooftop patio

The liner within a wood planter box design leaves space to hide drip irrigation systems and directed drainage if required. The resulting airspace between the wood planter box and the plastic liner prevents solar gain from overheating the root ball. This is a real problem on terraces, balconies, and roof decks with south- and west-facing exposures. The result of this design is that the roots remain at ambient air temperature.

Measuring planter wall temperature created by solar gain
Measuring planter wall temperature at 125 created by solar gain on a 75-degree day

Solar gain will heat any single-wall planter or pot to over 145 degrees on an 85-degree day. As a result, the root ball on the sunny side overheats, stressing the plants no matter how much water they receive.

3 out of 5 palm stems have been killed by Solar Gain Thermal Shock
3 out of 5 palm stems have been killed by Thermal Shock caused by Solar Gain.

DeepStream wood planters will also hold screen walls of any material. Glass screen wall is popular to limit access on a roof deck as a parapet wall without blocking the view. Glass also makes a good security screen wall to limit access to a pool area, while allowing visibility for safety.

Wood Planters anchor Glass Screen Wall creating a windbreak parapet wall without limiting the view
Wood Planters anchor Glass Screen Wall, creating a windbreak without limiting the view.
DeepStream planter anchored Glass Screen wall creates a Security Screen Wall between rooftop pool and lounging area
DeepStream planter-anchored Glass Screen Wall creates a Security Screen between rooftop pool and lounging area.

To see more examples of screen wall installations, click on the following link:

https://modernrecycling.blog/2017/08/20/large-wood-garden-planters-with-glass-windscreen-for-sidewalk-restaurant-patio/

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Sustainable Design: measure twice cut once

A key component of Sustainable Design embraced by Deepstream is adaptability. Adaptive design allows for the replacement, or reworking, of components to preserve the value and materials of an earlier design when a situation requires it.

Adaptive design may be required in advance as a design feature on projects where ongoing work will require an installation to move. As other features are added to a project DeepStream can work with your initial plans to reconfigure existing installations. There is never a design fee and reconfiguring may not even require new parts. If new parts are required it’s a simple job for Deepstream to add a few additional joining planks and extrusion.

The rooftop dog park, photo below, is an example where the building developer may move an entire complex structure. The aluminum frame of the Deepstream modular wood planters that hold the wood and glass screen wall and gates can easily be disassembled and reconfigured.

Adaptive design allows wood planters anchoring wood and glass screen wall creating a rooftop dog park to be disassembled and reconfigured
Wood planters anchor integral wood and glass screen wall, along with gates, to form a rooftop dog park without needing to penetrate the existing roof membrane

If, for any reason, fixtures ordered months earlier in a project don’t fit when finally installed the value of adaptive design is readily apparent. A miscalculation between initial measurements and “as-built” dimension can be corrected easily in a cost effective manner literally overnight.

The 3 photos below show an example where DeepStream’s modular planter, created with adaptive design, allowed us to accommodate an unrecorded change in dimensions. At very little cost in time, dollars, or materials we were able to supply new planks for the middle section of the multi-section planter.

Fiberglass, metal, or concrete planters would have not been able to accommodate this type of error common on large projects.

Adaptive design allows modification of modular wood planters to adapt from  planned dimension to the actual as built measurements
A 3 section modular wood planter before adapting the planter to the as built measurements
Adaptive design allows modification of modular wood planters to adapt from  planned dimension to the actual as built measurements
The 3 section modular wood planter after adapting the planter to the as built measurements
Adaptive design allows modification of modular wood planters to adapt from  planned dimension to the actual as built measurements
The 3 section modular wood planter showing the modified middle planks and frame connecting the ends

While the new wood planks will take a week or so to fade to the match color for existing planks the same adaptive design feature allows for replacement of parts or further adaptation for the life of the planter.

To put the adaptive design principle of Sustainable Design to work for your project go to www.DeepStreamDesign.com