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Italy’s Green-Roofed Antinori Winery is Topped With a Vineyard!
Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 5, 2013 @ 5:22 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,green roof | No Comments
Constructed with natural materials such as terracotta that not only fit in with the vernacular architecture but also help to control temperatures without excessive mechanical intervention, the winery’s production and bottling center, which also features a restaurant, museum, library, retail outlet and a wine-tasting area, is topped with a green roof unlike any that we have showcased on our site before.
Whereas most green roofs feature sedum and other low maintenance plant species that help to insulate and control rainwater runoff, the Antinori Winery  turned their rooftop into a productive extension of the greater vineyard. Barely visible from afar, the roof peers over the hilly landscape, and circular holes flood the interior with natural light. The owners invested a staggering €67,000 into this project, which reveals their deep attachment to and respect for the land that has sustained 26 generations of winemakers!
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URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/historic-antinori-winery-planted-a-vineyard-on-its-roof-in-italy/
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 striking wineries throughout Europe: http://inhabitat.com/santiago-calatravas-bodegas-ysios-is-a-breathtaking-winery-at-the-foot-of-the-spanish-mountains/
 Antinori Winery: http://www.antinori.it/en
 Archea Associati: http://www.archea.it/en/antinori-winery/
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