The developers wanted to minimize the project’s visual impact upon its surroundings while taking advantage of the site’s southern solar access and views of the forest. As a result, the narrow lot was designed with the three houses in a row that are partially built into the ground and partially raised up. Sloping green roofs angle towards the road, helping to reduce the project’s visual impact, while the back houses see only a green roof and forest instead of a house.
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Modern Green-Roofed Homes Blend Into Poland's Countryside
by Bridgette Meinhold, 11/23/10
A new project in Rybnik, Poland by Jojko+Nawrocki Architekci explores ways that we can minimize the visual impact of architecture upon the landscape. The eco housing project was designed to make the most of solar orientation while keeping a low profile and providing beautiful views of the nearby forest. The resulting project consists of a series of three partially underground homes that feature sloping green roofs.
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