The hydroponic rooftop garden in this futuristic sustainable house in the suburbs grows out of volcanic stones and is one of the home's prime resilient features—absorbing excess runoff and protecting the house from the tramontane, a strong wind that blows in the region. Photo by: Gunnar Knechtel
Photovoltaic panels extend like wings over the third-floor deck in this entirely solar-powered home in Boulder, Colorado. “If we were going to make a big architectural move, we had to have reasons,” architect Mike Moore explains, referring to the conspicuous placement of the panels.
At her family's renovated home in Washington, D.C., Eliza takes in the view from the green roof, which is filled with sedum plantings from nearby Emory Knoll Farms, the only nursery in North America to focus solely on propagating plants intended for green-roof systems. Photo by: Eli Meir Kaplan