Sustainability has become a main issue over the past years. Many people believe that in a few years, no construction will be possible without being energy efficient. So today’s Round Up gathers previously featured works that have Green Roofs.
OS House / NOLASTER The house is located in Spain. A new topography is defined in order to protect a rear south garden from the strong and persistent sea wind. The building is enclosed in a squared prism (22×22 m), measuring three and a half meters in height. The most exposed façade of the house is the green roof. The main program develops in the first floor, over a ground floor that consists of garage, facilities, storage, porch and south garden. None of the pieces over the roof is higher than the horizon line seen from the street (read more…)
Ecological Shelters at Finca El Retorno / G Ateliers The project is located in Guatapé- Antioquia, a place with natural potential for ecological tourism development just two hours from Medellín. The design acknowledges the natural beauty of the site to create 8 ecological shelters that care to minimize the impact on the site and achieve a delicate fusion of architecture and place. These shelters emerge from the topography and enhance the surrounding nature without competing with it. The green roofs provide spaces for outdoors activities (read more…)
Oliver Kindergarden / Carroquino Finner Arquitectos The site is situated in a typical Spanish present-day urban expansion surrounded by uniformed eight storey high residential buildings. Our small scale intervention is dominated by a green sloping roof which relates to the topography of the adjacent park. In its contrast to the neighboring buildings it orientates itself by the dynamic of the direct surrounding. A variety of volumes are combined underneath a multiple folded roof wherein spaces offer response to different usage. There are wide open areas (read more…)
Joanopolis House / UNA Arquitetos Commonly encountered in these condos, lush houses with its constructions occupy almost all of their own sites, leaving no space between one another. Our attempt was to seek the opposite: get more integrated with the descending slope bringing about its attributes, as to keep the house protected from the surrounding constructions, searching for comfort. The process was realized in sections, using the balance of soil volume to fulfill the embankment. The condominium is located along the banks of Piracaia Lake (read more…)
Hanamidori Cultural Center / Atelier Bow-Wow This is a facility that intensively combines various functions of information dissemination and exchange associated with the Green Culture Zone, newly opened within the Showa Memorial Park. The basic concept was for a “growing architecture”, in response to the developing activities of green culture, and for “parkitecture”: architecture integrating with landscape, in which interior and exterior are connected. Our intention was for a space as comfortable as in the shade of a tree that would provide support for park activities (read more…)