Our friends at Inhabitat shared Patrick Nadeau‘s Wave House with us to enjoy. Situated in Reims, France, the house features a new take on a green roof – a cascading green surface that blankets the artificial to disguise it as a grassy hill. While we enjoy the addition of any green roof, Nadeau’s approach of a roof that is integrated with the overall form of the house and is then blended into the larger landscape is a nice strategy.
More images and more about the home after the break.
Currently under construction, when the residence in complete in late 2011, it will include a paneled facade of double-skin polycarbonate glass. The home offers great thermal insulation and an automatic mist irrigation system that is to be used only if “extremely necessary.”
For the undulating roof, specific plants will be selected to offer variety and texture, and minimal need for maintenance, such as “a mix of grasses, leafy succulents, thymes, lavenders and other small aromatic and perennial plants distributed in relationship to the inclination of the hull structure.”
The home (which is actually part of an affordable housing project) offers a balanced relationship between architecture and landscape, pushing the idea of a green roof to the next level.
View more images on Nadeau’s website.