Green Roofs: Style + Sustainable = 17 Sweet Designs

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Green roofs have become about more than just sustainable architecture - they have become new, long-unused canvasses for artistic expression and creative design.

This collection of green roof designs shows the possibilities of not only environmental architecture but of making something beautiful out of one of the most ubiquitous bare surfaces in the world - the roof - as we move into the future of sustainable design.
We’ve always thought we had roofs covered. They had to be barren, hostile places the rain and the wildlife slid from before they could do any damage. Nature had no place on our roofs. Except…we couldn’t have been more wrong. A green roof may required a little extra engineering behind the scenes, but it’s far better than its non-living counterparts for regulating house temperature, filtering out pollutants, scrubbing the surrounding air, controlling stormwater run-off, absorbing sound and many more factors that impact our quality of life. A green roof is a healthy roof.

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There is no such thing as "weeds". What is not "useful" to man is not "useless".
I dunno why one would want to mow a roof, let alone a lawn. What a waste of energy =D
Like golfing...
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Should probably have added some detials to that.

Australia's Parliament is shallowly angled, and turfed over, the public can take a walk over the building to look down in on their elected officials.
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Odd that the Parliament House Canberra Australia was not included.

The best thing about it is that there are windows on the roof where the people can look down on the politicians.

Symbolism is intentional if a little heavy handed.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Parliament_House%2C_Canberra.jpg
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