45 Outdoor Grass Rooftop Design Photos And Ideas

The roof deck forms a connector between the two cedar-clad volumes, while also providing additional outdoor space.
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Green Roof and Ocean View
An expansive outdoor deck features a spacious gunite swimming pool, spa, and pool house with an outdoor shower—all of which add to the home's resort-like feel.
The oasis-like abode stands out amongst the neighboring buildings.
The terrace is surrounded by a wildflower meadow green roof
"Paradoxically, it defines the different relationships between the internal and external spaces," explains the firm. "The wall—which is usually a symbol of division and isolation—is, in this project, at times concave and at others convex, embracing the entrance garden and creating transparencies as well as offering protection from the street."
In this aerial photograph, solar panels and skylights can be seen on the green roof.
The hydroponic rooftop garden grows out of volcanic stones. The home is conceived as a giant C-shaped spiral.
The native green roof is irrigated using the Rachio smart sprinkler controller, which is set to an automated water schedule.
Mint's elevated location offers stellar sunset viewing.
Guests have access to their own private rooftop terrace complete with hammocks, greenery, and sail canopies.
From the grass roof patios, the house disappears almost completely, leaving only the landscape, water, and occasional passing orca.
Lung Hagem Arkitekter said: "The roof is executed in 270mm thick reinforced concrete with 20mm VIP insulation underneath. The concrete itself is water resistant, thus no additional roofing materials are required. As a result, the roof is a smooth white surface creating a dialogue with the rocky landscape, and giving the cabin its distinctive character."
Hidden in the canyon trees, this estate enjoys treetop views from the deck which opens to the living room.
Translucent floor planks allow light to filter through a skylight in the kitchen below.
The custom privacy screen shields unwanted views and places the focus on downtown San Francisco.
The construction was done to make sure that the four areas of the roof — the sundeck, grass hill, play space, and outdoor terrace — all felt like distinct but united areas.
Since the open space is owned by everyone in the building, De Smedt wanted it to feel that way.
Local grasses and flowers, including camas, wild strawberry, and clover, cover four terraces that camouflage the home within the landscape.
“We have all these different destinations,” says Sardinas, a writer who works from her home office. “I’ll be working, get stuck on a passage, and take a break to go read outside.” On the lower roof, red Vegetal chairs by Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec for Vitra provide moments for repose.
Delighted with the result, they requested additional structures, including a pool house with a dining area that opens to the outdoors. Rising from the edge of the pool deck, a planted overhang shelters a gym and sauna below.
Once unkempt terrain (1), the lot was replanted by Elysian Landscapes. Board-formed concrete walls now hold a lush collection of Bloodgood Japanese maple trees, Canyon Prince wild rye grasses, and Blue Fox Tail agaves. A Spun stool by Heatherwick Studio for Magis joins an outdoor furniture set by Plain Air.
Roof extension with garden
View of bedroom
Also by Korean firm BCHO is Jedong Ranch, a house in Jeju Island in South Korean, with a long staircase that leads down to an underground meditation space.
Up top, a verdant green roof of native grasses, wildflowers and fruits creates an oasis.
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Outside View of Phoenix House
The glazed canopy extends to the garden to shield against the rain, ease the sunshine but does not degrade the light quality in the inner space.
Green roof
Green roof

Whether it's a backyard patio, an infinity pool, or a rooftop terrace, these modern outdoor spaces add to the richness of daily life. Escape into nature, or get lost in city views. Wherever you are, let these outdoor photos take you somewhere new with inspirational ideas for yards, gardens, outdoor tubs and showers, patios, porches, and decks.