Andrew Michler

Green-Roofed Long Cove House Melds Form and Function

by , 10/08/10

Nova Scotia green home, green roof, sustainable materials, passive heating, green building, daylit interior Richard Kroeker Design

The bitterly cold Atlantic winds have met their match with in this well-insulated green roofed home in Nova Scotia. The project’s southern orientation give the house a big bump up in efficiency, and the wonderful roof system and unique skin provide it with a rich personality. Richard Kroeker Design hit all the right notes with this unique home — its green profile, good looks and low stance serve to enhance the neighborhood surrounding it.

Nova Scotia green home, green roof, sustainable materials, passive heating, green building, daylit interior Richard Kroeker Design

The home is an extraordinary example of eco-friendly architecture. Take the roof for example — the custom trusses are made from 1x dimensional lengths of wood that have been stacked and bent to form a lens shape. They carry the weight of a green roof that acts as a buffer to the strong coastal winds and make a great insulating barrier. As Mr. Kroeker points out, even the uphill neighbors get a great view.

The high-set rows of windows bathe the interior with warmth and light even in the dead of winter. Outside, a basket weave façade made of weather-resistant white cedar strips adds to home’s organic character.

+ Richard Kroeker Design

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  1. Carlye May 31, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    That’s more than senslibe! That’s a great post!

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