Djuric Tardio’s Airy Parisian Home Is Topped with a Green Roof Garden

by , 04/19/12
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

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A rainwater harvesting system ensures that the terrace garden can be irrigated without using more than the client’s fair share of water. Oversized and doubled-glazed south-facing windows permit plenty of daylight and solar gain during the winter months, while a pergola and canopies mitigate that gain during warmer winters. Numerous shutters allow the homeowners to control natural ventilation.

This is a prefabricated home made entirely out of Finnish wood sourced from small-scale, sustainable private forests. The panels are precut and optimized with wood fiber insulation which drives down energy costs. The interior has been structured in such a way that the family residence is completely modular and flexible, which will accommodate future change and growth. Since the ground is so unstable, the entire home has been placed on a pedestal. Literally.

+ Djuric Tardio Architectes

Via Arch Daily

all images © Clément Guillaume

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