Grass roofs – I’m not necessarily thinking hobbit houses – contemporary sleek lines are being softened by a green glow of grass. This is of course nothing new but I have collected together a few examples which wear it well.
The attraction for me is the idea of sunbathing on a grassy summit and taking in the elevated view. Going up on a roof always seems a little naughty and exciting – or maybe thats just me.
Green roofs are truly ‘green’, great for controlling water run-off, they reduce sound reflection and transmission, and lower heating costs – and good for the local wildlife!
Some of these grass roofs help the buildings merge into the backgrounds – but other building are just made to stand out.
I love how this summerhouse becomes part of the hill side.
Just like the hills behind, the grass engulfs these traditional buildings. Contrasted with the dark wood and white windows these look like happy homes from middle-earth.
Bellow is a giant building that is the San Francisco science museum and I think it looks quite stroke-able with its living roof and walls. The massive glass panels reflect the trees and provide a glimpse of a reflected sky.
A grass roof works just as well on a tiny garden hideaway. Perfectly blended into its scenery, this green roof is a happy edition to the glass and wooden garden room.
From the urban environment to the isolated wilds – these hidden huts are totally at one with their surroundings, and what surroundings!
This curved roof covered in grass looks so inviting – I want to run up it!
Of course if you want the neat green glow you need to mow your roof – quite a sight I can imagine. But I like this wilder roof with speckles of blue blowing in the breeze. I think I would plant something sweet smelling so in the warmer evenings the aroma would linger.
This is a building of two sides – view it from one and it looks open and welcoming, from the other – all huddled, green and enclosed. Eco friendly and very, very green.
I love how drenched in grass this home is. It looks so laden with vegetation that the house might sink under its weight! A calming sea of green.
Would you consider a grass roofed house? I think our wooden graphic design studio would look rather fetching topped off in green!