Sustainable can also be spacious and beautiful! We've got the proof.
Green roofs are no longer a new phenomenon. They have become a veritable staple of ecological building, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little reminder of just how fantastic green roofs can be. Not only do they add a unique touch to a home, they are also incredibly functional with their natural heating and cooling properties. Form + function: isn’t that what good design is all about?
Willow House by Guz Architects
Guz Architects are the kings of green roofs! The majority of their projects integrate some sort of rooftop greenery, and the Willow House is no exception. Constructed in 2012, the house has a rooftop garden that spills over the transparent pool. Talk about the house of our dreams!
The Pierre by Olson Kundig Architects
Etched into a stone from which it draws its name, The Pierre by American architecture firm Olson Kundig Architects also integrates a green roof into its nature-centric design.
Haus S by Christ.Christ Associated Architects
Christ.Christ Associated Architects renovated a 1960s bungalow in Weisbaden, Germany. To maximize space, they turned the rooftop into a garden, complete with outdoor cinema screen! Not just a space for leisure, the green roof also naturally cools and heats the house.
Edgeland House by Bercy Chen Studio
Located in an abandoned industrial zone in Texas, The Edgeland House by Bercy Chen Studio recreates the traditional Native American “pit house” and adds a dose of sustainable technology, including a truly exceptional green roof. In fact, the roof is so green that it almost entirely disguises the house!
RD House by VASHO
VASHO’s RD House in the Dominican Republic is a summer vacation home that is literally buried in the hillside. The green roof provides natural heating and cooling, while letting the house blend nicely into its surroundings.
De Beauvoir Road by Scott Architects
De Beauvoir Road is the refurbishment of an existing Victorian terraced house to which Scott Architects added an extension that was intended to be part of the landscaping. Thus the green roof over the extension becomes an addition to the garden.
Outrial House by Robert Konieczny KWK Promes
By carving out a grass-covered site, Polish architect Robery Konieczny created the Outrial House. The remaining grass was then treated as a roof for the living space. When the client requested the addition of a recording studio and conservatory, the architect “bent” the grassy roof to follow the curve of the new upper level.
+HOUSE by Superkül
+House by Superkül is an LEED Gold-targeted project in Ontario, Canada. Surrounded by thick forest and set at the edge of a lake, the house’s idyllic setting naturally called for a sustainable design. Alongside heat-mirror triple glazing, solar shading, passive ventilation and a geothermal system, the green roof provides natural thermal regulation.