- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

12 Staggered Green Roof Homes in Korea Bloom Create a Seasonal Symphony of Blooming Plants

Posted By Tafline Laylin On September 29, 2011 @ 11:40 am In Architecture,green roof | No Comments



Korea, Seoul, Joel Sanders Architect, Haeahn Architecture, green roof, daylighting, solar gain, green design, eco-design, sustainable design, changing seasons [5]

The designers took advantage of the site’s steep slope by staggering the twelve green-topped units, which has the additional benefit of ensuring that each home has views of the surrounding valley. And although we’re not in love with so much sameness, at least each of the units has a beautiful green roof and two terraces that reinforce their connection to nature. There’s no risk that these roofs will become as overgrown as these awesome Norwegian homes [6] featured previously.

Giant windows bring in plenty of natural lighting, keeping electricity consumption to a minimum, while generous overhangs keep solar gain at a comfortable level. Superstar architects Joel Sanders [3] has teamed up with other firms before: check out this sprawling eco-community they designed for a site just outside of Palm Springs. [7]

+ Joel Sanders Architect [3]

+ Haeahn Architecture [4]

Via CoolBoom [8]


Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/12-staggered-green-roof-homes-in-korea-create-a-seasonal-symphony/

URLs in this post:

[1]

: http://inhabitat.com/12-staggered-green-roof-homes-in-korea-create-a-seasonal-symphony/joel-sanders-seongbukdong-3/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/12-staggered-green-roof-homes-in-korea-create-a-seasonal-symphony/joel-sanders-seongbukdong-11/?extend=1

[3] Joel Sanders Architect: http://www.joelsandersarchitect.com/jsa.html

[4] Haeahn Architecture: http://www.haeahn.com/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/09/joel-sanders-seongbukdong-11.png

[6] awesome Norwegian homes: http://inhabitat.com/norway-green-roof-homes/

[7] sprawling eco-community they designed for a site just outside of Palm Springs.: http://inhabitat.com/superstar-architects-team-up-to-design-boom-a-sprawling-desert-eco-community/

[8] CoolBoom: http://coolboom.net/architecture/seongbukdong-residences/

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.