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Bir / Hedonistic Rooftop Penthouses by JDS Architects

Bir / Hedonistic Rooftop Penthouses by JDS Architects | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
Situated in Denmark, the 'Hedonistic Rooftop Penthouse' project was completed by JDS Architects in the year 2011. The projects was executed is one of the most densely populated areas of inner Nørrebro, Copenhagen. This 9,50,000 Euro project is reflected in a playground with shock-absorbing surface and a playful suspension bridge, a green hill with varying accommodation backed by real grass and durant vegetation, a viewing platform, an outdoor kitchen and barbecue, and a more quiet wooden deck.

 

According to the architects, "We seek to optimize and fully exploit the situations the site has to offer, and thereby design a potential for the future exploitation of the roof to the delight of all the co-op’s residents. Usually a roof defines a final measure of any construction. We imagine cities where people will be the last measure of the environment."

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House S by Christ Christ

House S by Christ Christ | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

German architects Christ Christ have added box-like rooms and an outdoor cinema to the roof of a house in Wiesbaden.

House S: extension + conversion

This construction assignment is a central topic of today’s urban development: the roof area as building site which can be covered with independent buildings– urban compression by utilization of roof areas as valuable building land.

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Roman Villa Cut-Out Condo Roof

Roman Villa Cut-Out Condo Roof | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
Several years ago, architect Baird Sampson Neuert, a proponent of dense urban living, created the 550-square-foot LightSpace.

This unique house is half above – half below – ground level. The client, who owns the top floor of a condo building saw the prototype, and commissioned this much larger space from the architect...

While only condos on the top floor of a building can pop out of the middle of the roof like this, it is a readily adaptable idea, and one that can create communal green space between condos on the roof.

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Cascading Creek House By Bercy Chen Studio

Cascading Creek House By Bercy Chen Studio | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Built in the Texas Hill Country, the Cascading Creek House, designed by the Bercy Chen Studio, combines sustainability with modern technology and design.

The house was built with the landscape in mind and uses two long limestone walls — native to the area — that serve as the “spines” of the separate living wings. The public and private wings cantilever from a single column to allow for maximum daylight and views to the pool and grounds.

The house incorporates multiple methods to make it green including the roof collected rainwater, solar energy through photovoltaic and hot water panels, and a comprehensive climate conditioning system.

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