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Prague’s newest eco building and its impressive green roof

Prague’s newest eco building and its impressive green roof | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
A team of architects have designed a series of townhomes which are (wait for it...) inserted into an artificial hillside. You'll see from the photos that this make-believe hillside is covered by a unique carpet of grass.

The complex is located near the historic Prague city centre and is called the “Central Park Praha (Prague)”. The concept was designed by A96 Architects and AED Project. According to the architects, the residence will have its own 1.5-hectare park. It also happens to be right next to one of the largest parks in Prague, Parukáøka.

The layout of the complex was inspired by the natural environment, transforming its sharp features into a park through an artificial green embankment.

“The embankment is actually a terraced building with a green roof and façade. The compact green façade is used as the roof of two-storey townhouses interrupted by balcony frames playfully distorting the layout by connecting several smaller units into one larger unit...

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Underground Eco House in England by Make Architects

Underground Eco House in England by Make Architects | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
Building houses underground once seemed like something that was only meant for our favorite superhero movies, but over the past few years many different dwellings like the Aloni Residence have proved this architectural feat can be done as a practical living space.

Dubbed the “house of the future” this stunning Bolton Eco House now joins the list of underground homes, but this one also does so in an eco-friendly manner. The Make Architects designed and built home is the first zero carbon property located in the North West of England. The one story home underground home is built into a hillside, and features four bedrooms, ground source heat pump, wind turbine, and photovoltaic panels to help generate on-site renewable energy. To continue with the sustainable theme, all of the materials used to build the dwelling were locally sourced as well.

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