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Casa V House Has a Green Roof Room With a View

Posted By Andrew Michler On August 10, 2010 @ 10:33 am In Architecture,green roof | 2 Comments

green roof Colombia, Mazzanti architects, Plan B, roof deck, Sopó Township Home, Bogotá green roof, Hillside architecture, [1]

The Casa V House is a smart and functional solution to an often ignored design problem– how to successfully integrate a home into a landscape. When dealing with steep terrain, the typical answer is just to suspend a box in the air, but architects Felipe Mesa (PlanB) [2] and Giancarlo Mazzanti (Mazzanti Architects) [3] decided to think differently. They tied the home elegantly to the slope, allowing for a shallow floor plate with plenty of light and a killer view of the pristine valley it overlooks near Bogotá, Columbia. Of course the real eye opener is the fantastic outdoor living space with a green roof [4] and walk out deck to spend a pleasant afternoon on.

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The space has an angular masculine appeal, kind of like a concrete boulder [6], but the open and spacious roof and native garden in between the two levels soften the space. Although it has proper solar orientation, the space has a lot of unshaded windows which could lead to overheating in spring and fall. Nonetheless, the home looks to be nicely settled, with a carefully placed organic touch. The design is a thoughtful solution to building in difficult terrain [7], using its design constraints to its advantage and maximizing the living area as a result.

+ Plan B [2]

+ Mazzanti Architects [3]

Via Noticias Arquitectura [3]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/10/casa-v-house-has-a-green-roof-room-with-a-view/new-17-8/

[2] Felipe Mesa (PlanB): http://www.planbarquitectura.com/

[3] Giancarlo Mazzanti (Mazzanti Architects): http://www.giancarlomazzanti.com/

[4] green roof: http://inhabitat.com/green-roof/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/10/casa-v-house-has-a-green-roof-room-with-a-view/new-3-42/

[6] concrete boulder: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=148172

[7] difficult terrain: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=148167

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