A green-roofed ski cabin blends into the lush Canadian landscape

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Wrapped in cedar planks dyed black and topped with a lush green roof, the Cottage in Sutton appears to meld into the landscape from afar. Montreal-based architecture firm Paul Bernier Architecte designed the 2,400-square-foot residence as a weekend retreat for a family of four avid skiers. Modern yet minimalist, the home prioritizes views of the outdoors, in particular the vistas towards Mount Sutton in the south.

Set on a north-south axis, the rectangular home appears to emerge from… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Historic Danish cottage with lush seaweed roof hits the market for $414,000

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Lush green roof of native plants breathes life into a Texan cabana

This minimalist concrete-and-glass cabana looks as if it rose straight from the ground thanks to its beautiful green roof that ties it into verdant surroundings in Palmer, Texas. Dallas-based architecture firm Wernerfield designed the PTX1 Cabana, a simple and transparent structure that provides a strong contrast to the wild and colorful plants like yucca and sage that grow atop its roof. The rectangular pool house also doubles as a “remote” entertaining space with an indoor lounge, bathroom… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A lush hilly park tops the Nanning Planning Exhibition Hall in China

The green roof of the new Nanning Planning Exhibition Hall in China is an elevated urban park that that brings institutional architecture back to the people. Designed by Zhubo Design Zstudio, the building acts as an artificial mountain that expands the existing park and a new public space for city dwellers.

Instead of acting as a symbol of the Chinese governmental power, like most urban planning halls in the country, the new Nanning Planning Exhibition Hall aims to become a building for citizens…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building