Here are some stories about modern landscapes and inventive landscape designers

A Prairie Escape Embraces the Landscape with a Green Roof
Crowned with a glass observatory, this scenic Wisconsin home commands panoramic views of the surrounding grasslands.
This Epic Green Roof Blurs the Boundaries Between Landscape and Home
Set in a secluded natural setting, this L-shaped home emerges from the landscape with transparent walls and a lush green roof.
Run-Down Row House in Boston Becomes a Quiet Urban Escape with Two Green Roofs
A young architect transforms a small row house into a deceptively roomy family home.
A LEED Gold Weekend Home Embraces the Ontario Landscape
This all-white LEED Gold home is undoubtedly modern, but takes cues from the historic precedent of the longhouse to bring the...
A Sensational Green Roof Fuses This Home With the Australian Coast
An outdoor enthusiast’s eco-friendly retreat on the shores of Wallis Lake embraces the beach and bushland.
A Concrete Hillside Home With a Green Roof and Killer Views
Designed by Argentine firm Alarcia Ferrer Arquitectos, this holiday home offers sweeping views and two separate autonomous levels...
A Sea Ranch Stunner With a Green Roof Asks $1.3M
The Kirkwood House in the celebrated Sea Ranch community along the Californian coast features a sod roof and a sunken courtyard.
A Green Roof Helps Camouflage This Striking Home in Brazil
The Ribeirão Preto Residence sports a dramatic, cantilevered roof and a robust indoor/outdoor connection.
A Hawaii Island Home Built to Embrace an Unforgiving Landscape Asks $3.4M
In this off-grid retreat, concrete bunkers flank open living areas formed as a row of pavilions underneath a steel roof.
A Tiny, Thatched-Roof Hideaway in Mexico Pays Homage to the Tropical Landscape
A 164-square-foot retreat in Litibú features a courtyard with an oculus that frames the sky.
Three Generations Live Under One Green Roof in San Francisco
Aidlin Darling Design recasts an unremarkable midcentury home as a multigenerational retreat crowned by a living roof.
A Green-Roofed Maine Home Rises Above a Limited Footprint
After an unexpected disaster, a homeowner takes a rebuild into his own hands (literally).
These 10 Green Roofs Bring Life—and So Much More—to These Modern Structures
A living, breathing roof offers so much more than just a bright, soft, refreshing surface.
A Spectacular Green Roof Floats Over This Concrete Home in Brazil
A concrete slab cantilevers over cinder blocks and glass in this arresting home by Vereda Arquitetos.
4 Easy Steps to Creating Your Own DIY Green Roof
If you've been dreaming of topping your home off with a living roof but want to get the job done on your own, we have you covered.
New York City Passes Bill Requiring Green Roofs on New Buildings
The city's new green building legislation will result in the equivalent of taking more than one million cars off the road by 2030.
A Green-Roofed Family Home Frames the Grandeur of the Swiss Alps
Tempesta Tramparulo adapts a linear home to the alpine landscape while carving out picture-perfect views.
A Bold, Green-Roofed Home Sprouts on the Edge of a Rural English Village
Building forward-looking homes in England’s traditional villages can often prove tricky—but Featherstone Young rose to the...
This Green-Roofed Hotel in the Italian Alps Seems to Rise From the Earth
Designed by Plasma Studio for an award-winning resort in the Dolomites, this angular extension is anything but an alpine cliché.
Minnesota’s Native Prairie Landscape Sets the Stage for This Modern Home Near Minneapolis
Surrounded by a 90-acre conservation area, the structure takes a front row seat to views of wildlife-filled grasslands and an...