Green roofs are becoming more popular these days, gradually cementing their place in the world of architecture. And if you are bored with traditional roofs and want an eco-friendly alternative, then these natural structures are for you. They will add an organic touch to your house. So, we have picked up a collection of architectural designs that will have you abandoning conventional roofs.
In the hills of New York, a hobbit hole designed in contemporary style takes place. Known as the Black Villa, the house features a roof made of grass with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Hill House is created by Snegiri Architects. The building has a living green roof with diverse plant life, including chamomile and sedum. The rest of the house's exterior is designed in wood.
The residence outside of Rio De Janeiro was designed by Ortiz in the form of a simple home. The minimalist structure has large glass facades that allow natural lighting inside. But the house's most beautiful feature is its green roof which unites the entire home, separated into three levels.
The Rammed Earth House
Designing the Rammed Earth House, the architects combined contemporary energy production methods with traditional building techniques. The building is located in Slovenia’s flatland region and attracts tourists with its floating roof.
Tehran’s Modern Art Museum
Eshtiyaghi who is known for his bold designs worked on his recent project Tehran’s Modern Art Museum. The green roof in combination with the landscape that surrounds the museum offers a place to rest on its lawns.
Parking Parc was reimagined by Maeiyat and turned into a greenway that resembles a park. Designed in the shape of a rolling hillside, it provides a storage area for vehicles.
WTTJH was brought to life by CPlusC whose rooftop provides the soil for fruit and vegetables. The gardens are watered from the fishpond.
Coldefy is planning to create a mixed-use building in Northern France. The Echo structure will consist of offices and will offer a catering and recreation program. The building will feature cascade green terraces.
Veliz Arquitecto created a modern eco-friendly home. Hugging House is a large home located in a forest. The building is divided into two sections that merge together.
Cohen produced the Living Shell that can be laid over a bamboo frame. The elastic textile materials form layers while it continues to grow. The material is extremely durable and thick.