In southwest Poland, architect Robert Konieczny, of KWK Promes, raised the roof—with sod intact—on Jacek Perkowski’s modernist rural getaway.
This prairie escape in Wisconsin blends into the surrounding grasslands with a magnificent sedum roof that changes colors with the season.
At this angular cottage renovation in Connecticut, an earthen roof was planted with the same varieties of sedum that were added to the front of the house.
At this New England vacation home, natural sea grasses sourced from the surrounding area cover the roof, providing thermal insulation while also dampening the noise of rain, improving air quality, and helping to manage rainwater flow.
Edgeland House, built on a cliff-top lot on Austin's outskirts by architect Thomas Bercy for lawyer and writer Chris Brown, is topped by a living roof to help it blend into the landscape. The concrete, steel, and glass house is divided into two distinct public and private halves.
The owners of this Fishers Island prefab let their roof grow shaggy with sedge grass.
A green roof can help camoflouge a woodland home into its habitat. Dense landscaping gives the impression that “the ground just jumped onto the roof" at this remote Maine home.