A green roof — or living roof — can be defined as the roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. Roofs are getting a green makeover and replacing cement and asphalt with greenery, flowers and plants.
Green roofs have a number of benefits such as green roofs improve air quality, reduce carbon dioxide, cool down cities with the dew and evaporation cycles and conserve energy. Besides the benefits that green roofs provide for the environment, they also offer aesthetic benefits. Adding a green roof to any building can significantly add to its aesthetic appeal.
Take a look at this short list of a few of the more notable and beautiful green roofs around the world.
Guz Architects,Sky Garden House,Singapore.
Carver + Schicketanz Architects,Dani Ridge House,California.
Philippe Samyn and Partners,House in the outskirts of Brussels,Belgium
CPG Consultants,Nanyang Technological University; School of Arts, Design and Media,Singapore.
KWK Promes arch. R. Konieczny,OUTrial House,Poland.
Renzo Piano Building Workshop,California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, U.S.
Feldman Architecture,Mill Valley Cabins,California
Activate Architects,Forum Homini,South Africa.
LMN Architects,Vancouver Convention Centre,Vancouver
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects,Hillside Residence,California