Green Roofs And Walls Cover House In France

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We keep saying that green roofs are changing architecture and planning, and here is another example, where the green roof turns into green walls and comes down to grade. Actually not to grade, but to some form of podium.

Dezeen shows us La Maison-vague by Patrick Nadeau, is being built in Reimes, France, as part of an affordable housing project.nadeau-front.jpg

Nadeau tells Dezeen:

The "Wave House", a design for habitation, uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation. It takes the form of a wooden, hull-like structure entirely covered by vegetation. Earth and plants protect against summer heat and winter cold.

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The plants for the project have been selected both for their aesthetic qualities as well as their natural resistance and minimal need for for maintenance (and include 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).

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