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8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses in New York City

8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses in New York City

From the world's largest rooftop farm to stunning private gardens, we've seen a lot of amazing designs on New York City rooftops, but who would have thought to place an entire house atop a Big Apple

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Cedar-Clad Malbaie V Residence is Topped With a Flourishing Green Roof

Cedar-Clad Malbaie V Residence is Topped With a Flourishing Green Roof

Mu Architecture's Malbaie V residence is a gorgeous cedar-clad volume that overlooks the ocean through big open windows that suffuse the interior with daylight. Planks of natural wood are used for the

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The Muse: Bere Architects’ Paradisiacal London Home Has Four Roof Gardens, Forty Trees, Ponds and Meadows

The Muse: Bere Architects’ Paradisiacal London Home Has Four Roof Gardens, Forty Trees, Ponds and Meadows

Inspired by the German Passivhaus approach and technical methods developed by physicist Wolfgang Feist, Bere Architects' own director Justin Bere started building his own home back in 2002. Low CO2

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Clavuot’s Swiss Eco Bakery is the First to Achieve the MINERGIE Green Building Rating

Clavuot’s Swiss Eco Bakery is the First to Achieve the MINERGIE Green Building Rating

Patrons are greeted with a bright, glass lined and airy restaurant with a curious roof that looks like a bit of the Alps was shaved off and placed on top. The vegetated roof adds a visual softness to the

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Matteo Cainer Architects’ Busan Camellian Opera House is Enveloped by a Living Green Roof

Matteo Cainer Architects’ Busan Camellian Opera House is Enveloped by a Living Green Roof

Matteo Cainer Architects' Busan Camellian Opera House was carefully designed as an attractive and serene venue for opera and other performing arts. Through its camellia-like form, the opera house responds

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Sod-Covered picNYC Table Brings a Rural Dining Experience into an Urban Residence

Sod-Covered picNYC Table Brings a Rural Dining Experience into an Urban Residence

The farm-to-table is made from aluminum with sturdy square legs and a tray-like table top. Stones sit at the bottom, which is topped with soil and finally a layer of sod. Watering the sod is done by hand

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Spiky Sustainably-Designed Ecology Pavilion Sprouts in East London

Spiky Sustainably-Designed Ecology Pavilion Sprouts in East London

The Ecology Pavilion, the arts pavilion and the children’s center are three architecturally stunning, energy-efficient, green roofed buildings erected at Mile End Park. They are designed to promote

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The Ptuj Archaeological Museum is Blanketed With a Giant Green-Roofed Tent

The Ptuj Archaeological Museum is Blanketed With a Giant Green-Roofed Tent

The incredibly rich archaeology site of Ptuj has still an abundance of findings yet to be discovered, but the site needs protection and an upgraded infrastructure in order to continue. The museum site is

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The Laneway Carport Concept Gives a Toronto Home a Green Roofed Parking Spot

The Laneway Carport Concept Gives a Toronto Home a Green Roofed Parking Spot

When homeowners in Toronto asked Beauparlant Design to come up with a way to turn their tiny yard space into a parking area, the firm did them one better with their Laneway carport concept. The planted

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The Cloud: MVRDV’s Twin Towers Look Eerily Similar to The World Trade Center

The Cloud: MVRDV’s Twin Towers Look Eerily Similar to The World Trade Center

Located at the entrance of the Yongsan Dreamhub, designed by Daniel Liebskind, the Cloud will be a unique high rise in the new business district. The residential complex is formed out of two skyscrapers -

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Israel’s Ramat Hanadiv Visiting Center is Buried Beneath Its Gardens

Israel’s Ramat Hanadiv Visiting Center is Buried Beneath Its Gardens

Ramat Hanadiv is a nature park and garden in northern Israel that "plays a leading role in the management of natural and cultural resources based on sustainable interactions between man, nature and the

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Mercado Palhano: A Beautiful Brazilian Eco-Market Adorned with Sexy Sliding Louvers

Mercado Palhano: A Beautiful Brazilian Eco-Market Adorned with Sexy Sliding Louvers

Making sure that the project met the most stringent sustainability requirements was high on the designers' agenda, so they commissioned a local environmental consultancy - Master Ambiental - to lead the

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UNStudio’s Scotts Tower is a Soaring Skyscraper Complete with Sky Gardens and a Green Roof

UNStudio’s Scotts Tower is a Soaring Skyscraper Complete with Sky Gardens and a Green Roof

The Scotts Tower is the first development under the Far East Organization’s SOHO brand, which plans to redesign Singapore to conserve space. Acting as a vertical neighborhood, the tower is constructed

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9 Enchanting Gardens, Green Roofs and Planted Walls We Spotted Around Japan

9 Enchanting Gardens, Green Roofs and Planted Walls We Spotted Around Japan

Most visitors to Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto, are there to see the gilded roof of the landmark's namesake. But we were just as interested in the green roofs that cover many of

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Green-Roofed Serpentine Swiss Lake Resort has a See-Through Skin

Green-Roofed Serpentine Swiss Lake Resort has a See-Through Skin

The Bathing Beach Seeburg resort's translucent skin stretches around the entire building, and it is transparent on the south side to provide heat, light, and fresh air. The lake side of the building is

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Green-Roofed De Snelbinder Bike Facility Holds 400 Bicycles in The Netherlands

Green-Roofed De Snelbinder Bike Facility Holds 400 Bicycles in The Netherlands

Located behind a shopping arcade the bike parking is neatly tucked in and situated next to a public plaza. Neither standing out nor hiding in the shadows, De Snelbinder makes a strong statement - that it

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Off Architecture Unveils Rolling Green-Roofed Apartment Complex for France

Off Architecture Unveils Rolling Green-Roofed Apartment Complex for France

The two differing complexes meet each other in the heavily planted fields that surround them.  One building seems to rise out of the ground in steps that vary in height from two to four stories. The

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HOK Architects Unveil Porsche’s Green-Roofed North American Headquarters

HOK Architects Unveil Porsche’s Green-Roofed North American Headquarters

HOK Architects were recently chosen to design Atlanta’s new Porsche North America headquarters, which will feature a sweeping kinetic facade and an immense green roof. The movement-filled building

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Archaeolink Prehistory Park in Scotland Hides Beneath a Lush Green Mound

Archaeolink Prehistory Park in Scotland Hides Beneath a Lush Green Mound

Rising like a hill, the land is actually "folded" over to form a sunken courtyard and entrances. The structure also features a double glazed facade providing lots of natural light to brighten the

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OFF Architecture’s Terraced Green Roofed Apartments To Add Landscaping to Anglet France

OFF Architecture’s Terraced Green Roofed Apartments To Add Landscaping to Anglet France

The two kitty-corner lots have enough space for seven apartment blocks all oriented to the east and west to take advantage of solar exposure. Site 1 features two long buildings with a terraced profile and

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Hamburg is Building a Giant Green Roof Cover Over Sections of the A7 Motorway

Hamburg is Building a Giant Green Roof Cover Over Sections of the A7 Motorway

Spanning six to eight lanes of traffic that cut through the Schnelsen, Stellingen and Bahrenfeld districts of Hamburg, the A7 is among the largest and most disruptive highways in Germany. The current plan

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Fusion Properties to Build Beautiful Green Roof Topped Houses in Baakens Valley, South Africa

Fusion Properties to Build Beautiful Green Roof Topped Houses in Baakens Valley, South Africa

One of the first GBCSA registered Multi-Unit Residential Pilot projects in South Africa is being planned for Port Elizabeth, South Africa. To be developed by Fusion Properties, the project will consist of

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Crop Circle-Esque Green Roof Covers Batlle i Roig’s Award Winning Waste Treatment Plant

Crop Circle-Esque Green Roof Covers Batlle i Roig’s Award Winning Waste Treatment Plant

This circle-pocked landscape might look like a scene from an M. Night Shyamalan movie, but it's actually a green-roofed waste treatment facility! Instead of digging a completely new landfill, Batlle i

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Germantown Sustainable Urban Science Center is a Green Roofed Living Laboratory in Philadelphia

Germantown Sustainable Urban Science Center is a Green Roofed Living Laboratory in Philadelphia

The site, a former brownfield, had to undergo extensive remediation in order to bring it up to acceptable standards. Even after the remediation there were areas that had to be capped to eliminate the

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Nine Dragons Housing Complex is a Green-Roofed Residential Maze in China

Nine Dragons Housing Complex is a Green-Roofed Residential Maze in China

To design the mixed-use complex, YKH_lab began with a 'mat-hybrid' layout to differentiate between public courtyards and private spaces, and to infuse daylighting into all the buildings. The project is a

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Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Goats, sheep, chickens, a donkey, and some small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs can be spotted at London's Hackney City Farm. The farm is based at a site were many businesses used to run, ranging

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Casa Leon: Low-Impact Home Mimics the Spanish Mountains With a Sloping Green Roof

Casa Leon: Low-Impact Home Mimics the Spanish Mountains With a Sloping Green Roof

Casa Leon consists of three airy and bright rooms joined by a single vertex. This layout makes the home's interior spaces feel connected yet separate at the same time. Big windows offer amazing

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Green-Roofed Jeju Natural Heritage Center is Carved from South Korea’s Volcanic Landscape

Green-Roofed Jeju Natural Heritage Center is Carved from South Korea’s Volcanic Landscape

From above the center is almost indistinguishable from the landscape, as the stepped green roof tops a pair of undulating wings. Views of the landscape dominate from this vantage point, which allows

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BP’s Green-Roofed Refinery Office in The Netherlands is Explosion Proof

BP’s Green-Roofed Refinery Office in The Netherlands is Explosion Proof

The arced building is located in the transition zone between the harsh industrial landscape of the refinery and the lush, green wetlands of the Brielsemeer directly across the Hartel Canal. The man-made

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Arkus’ Green-Walled Eco Office is a Flexible Workspace that Blends Into its Surroundings

Arkus’ Green-Walled Eco Office is a Flexible Workspace that Blends Into its Surroundings

Arkus were approached to design a flexible office space that can easily be reconfigured, so they developed an floor plan of 4 expandable blocks divided by "green" entrance service cores. A double roof

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