Gallery: Charming Japanese Residence Has a Green Roofed Garage Perfect ...

This simple, yet beautifully designed residence near Wakayama, Japan is full of spirt and has a deep connection with the surrounding rice fields. Built for a sushi chef, who is also a car hobbyist, the home is perfectly suited to the man's needs for entertaining and working on his cars. At the heart of his home is a two car garage topped with a green roof and a lovely courtyard visible from every room in the house. The Kishigawa Residence was designed by Architect & Associates Mitsutomo Matsunami and completed in the spring of 2011.

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  1. lazyreader July 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    You can put a green roof on nearly any flat surface basically. The question is how well will it hold up before it needs some sort of necessary maintenance. In Chicago, a lot of houses feature garages in the back towards alleys; an initiative being put forth to place green roofs on them along with permeable paving stones to address storm runoff in the metropolitan area.

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