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3 Rooms, 3 Trees and a Meadow Adorn the Roof of House S in Germany

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 7, 2015 @ 11:00 am In Architecture,Gallery | No Comments

Roger Christ, Germany, House S, glazing, natural light, green roof, urban farming, rooftop garden, rooftop farming, urban development, green design, sustainable design, eco design, energy efficiency [4]

The three new boxes on the roof house a master bedroom, dressing room and bath room, as well as a personal living room and home office. There’s a meadow and apple tree in one corner, a courtyard and pine tree in another, and yet more green space is populated with a magnolia. This urban rooftop [5] space is managed so well that the family can even watch movies projected on an outside wall.

Downstairs, the original bungalow was gutted to create a large open plan centered around a kitchen. There’s also space for the children, a spare room, and a dressing room. Downstairs and upstairs, triple glazed windows [6] pump plenty of natural light into the entire house without a lot of solar gain, making this beautiful renovation super energy efficient too!

+ Roger Christ [1]

all images © Thomas Herrmann

Via Arch Daily [7]

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[1] Roger Christ: http://www.christ-christ.cc/

[2] cantilevered roof: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantilever

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/3-rooms-3-trees-and-a-meadow-adorn-the-roof-of-house-s-in-germany/house-s-roger-christ-lead/?extend=1

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/house-s-roger-christ-lead.jpg

[5] urban rooftop: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roof_garden

[6] triple glazed windows: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glazing

[7] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/183828/house-s-roger-christ/

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