203 Exterior Green Roof Material Design Photos And Ideas

Made of 100-percent recyclable materials and equipped with smart home technology, this prefab known as SysHaus is a new model by a Brazilian construction and engineering start-up.
The architects reused and enlarged the steel frame and ground slab to preserve the shed’s original form while cladding the structure in new materials sympathetic to the rural vernacular.
A sprawling deck on the second story takes up more than half the footprint of the home.
Wood shutters can be closed to create a seamless exterior.
Rocks sourced from a local quarry create a supportive stone wall that cuts into the sloped terrain.
Bricks were assembled in a pattern to allow ventilation on the second story.
ODDO Architects designed a contemporary home for a family of four on a narrow, 4 meter by 16 meter plot of land in the dense city of Hanoi, Vietnam.
The building is clad in horizontal shot-blasted larch boards and vertically oriented galvanized steel fins. The cladding varies in height and width to create a patterned facade.
Walls of glass run up the east and west sides of the house, blurring the boundary between indoors and out.
The sedum green roof by Skygarden helps to manage stormwater.
Entry to home via bridge
Putting green on the roof deck
One of the main goals of the construction was to do as little harm as possible to the existing environment, which includes waterways that salmon depend upon. Herrin and his team created a garden roof that covers the full extent of the home to meet this objective. “This helps control storm water runoff and also replaces lost insect habitat—insects being a critical food source for juvenile salmon,” he says.
“There had been two or three primitive cabins on the property in the past, which resulted in a clearing that we utilized for the site,” Joseph Herrin says. “This allowed us to avoid any further tree removal for construction, and provided an opportunity to begin to restore that portion of the property with native landscaping.”
The exterior of Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura's headquarters.
A 100-foot-long glass wall opens the view up to views of the bay.
The home's shell of timber and corten steel will develop a natural patina over time.
"Because the clients expressed a lifelong interest in Richard Serra and Andy Goldsworthy, the unfolding sequence with which one encounters these modern artists’ installations inspired our strategy for approaching the residence," notes the firm. "Approaching guests follow a meandering stone wall through the woods and meadow of the site, eventually leading to a crisp line of Corten steel piercing the meadow; moving toward that image ultimately reveals the main residence, and conveys the visitor to its threshold."
The home is located far from the road on the northwest corner of the property and oriented toward views of the water.
A bird's eye view of the home, which sits on five acres of bluff top.
Located in the Hampton Bays, the Peconic House is sandwiched between an old-growth forest and the waterfront.
“The way these villas blend with the environment gives a taste of what sensitive coastal development could be,” says PAT. architect Andrea Veglia.
Dawnsknoll’s exterior sidings are cement panels and Resysta wood. The house’s front gate and garage are made from recycled wood.
Greenroof Outside of Office
View from Southwest
West Elevation Detail
View from Boat Dock
The sleeping quarters take advantage of their location at the end of the wings.  They are private spaces with unobstructed views.
Exterior view looking at upper and lower level bathrooms
Approached from above, the home blends into the landscape thanks to an expansive green roof that's set on SOPREMA elastomeric waterproofing membrane. In winter, the house is disguised under a blanket of snow.
With the house pointing southward toward Mount Sutton, the residents can embrace the gorgeous views via a covered outdoor patio.
The covered parking pad is supported by an exposed concrete volume with (unseen) built-in storage. The concrete also provides protection against water runoff from the mountain.
The home is clad in black-stained rough sawn cedar that has been sourced from Éco-Cèdre.
Glazed walls allow the interior living areas to be seamlessly connected to the outdoors.
"The wood establishes a very emphatic and directional rhythm that orders the project," says Eduardo Cadaval, one of the firm’s founders.
By creating lookouts in three different directions, residents are able to celebrate the home's unique natural setting no matter which room they are in.
The green roof makes the house look as if it’s camouflaged within its forest surroundings.
While the house was painted black to help it blend in with the landscape, the shrub-covered roof is the more prominent part of the overall design due to the verdant green surroundings.
The walls of the volumes are slightly extended to create sheltered outdoor decks.
Upcycled wood—sourced from fallen trees near the site—was used as part of the shrub-covered green roof.
Concrete was chosen as the primary material because of its high structural performance, low-maintenance, and how well it bridges the slope of the mountainous site.
exterior view of the house
A concrete box.
A sneak peak.
Stone and concrete.
Desertic .
Front view of ipe wood facade, standing seam metal roofing, central "factory window"
The house ontop of the lake

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