Gallery: Striking Green-Roofed Aqualina Residence Bucks the Thatched Tr...

 
The owners of the Aqualina Residence totally buck the thatched house trend in Thailand with this contemporary villa

The stepped grass-covered roof satisfies several functions: first it helps to make the Aqualina Residence blend in with the surrounding foliage and provides insulation for the interior. But it also cools off the building, naturally, reducing the program’s energy load, and incorporates a sophisticated water preservation and collection system.

The villa boasts a relaxing open-plan layout filled with tasteful, luxurious furnishings. Long hanging ceiling fans provide additional cooling without air-conditioning and a stone staircase in a glass box leads to an interior atrium. Frangipani trees and local tropical plants surround the villa and there’s a beautiful L-Shaped swimming pool. Although we can think of a variety of ways to make this place greener (natural pool, no landscaping, solar power, etc.) we definitely applaud the strides they’ve taken to lessen their footprint.

+ Aqualina Residence

Via Freshhome

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