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Casa Verde: Design-Savvy Green Roof

The School of Art, Design, and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore was constructed in 2006. Located in a wooded valley, the building is at once spare, modern, and verdant. The building's design was conceived as three intertwining blocks that appear to be natural extensions from the ground. The green roof, which blends with the lawn, is a functional space that is easily accessible via sidesteps along the roof edge. This allows for a scenic outdoor communal space while helping to lower the roof temperature and adding to the green space in the area.

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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
wow, amazing
macaronsbedon macaronsbedon 9 years
Is this the future we are all deeply longing for or a beautiful and exceptional symbol of green utopia?! I agree with so many of you who have given great comments: like julko and nimbupani i find it very easy to imagine our future living space revolving around this urban ecological and jungle like architecture. But at the same time i feel like there is not enough vegetation...a field of orchids and birds of paradise would have been the cherry on the sundae! Oh well we're on a good start in using our ingenuity! Green is beautiful!!!
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
that's awesome!
DulceSkye DulceSkye 9 years
The building is fabulous, but I don't like that they cut down trees to build it, according to Nimbupani. I'd have preferred they built it on a spot that was bare. And green lawns are not eco-friendly, at least not here in the States. They require a LOT of water.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
thats interesting to hear from nimbupani about how it is incorporated in the university. it certainly looks nice.
StarbucksAddict9 StarbucksAddict9 9 years
I love the design!
emma- emma- 9 years
how great is that?
tropical_dreams tropical_dreams 9 years
Thats so beautiful and eco-friendly at the same time. Love it!!
nimbupani nimbupani 9 years
I studied in NTU and they were building that when I finished my undergrad. Previously there was a nice big green lawn with a lot of trees - which seemed like a perfect picnic spot. But now, there is this. While this architecture is not bad, I do feel sad at the number of trees they had to cut down to make this. My Uni was almost like it was in a jungle, but nowadays it definitely does not feel so. Also, the climb to the top of the green patch is not easy and is quite steep.
cbgmick cbgmick 9 years
KittensRkute KittensRkute 9 years
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 9 years
That's such a gorgeous building!
julko julko 9 years
so beautiful. i love to imagine a whole city scape like this.
sahayra sahayra 9 years
That's pretty cool!
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
Wow....just wow! Great ideas.
kissmesteph kissmesteph 9 years
Very cool. I wish there were more buildings like this!
sunnynight sunnynight 9 years
vinnie vinnie 9 years
that's beautiful.
rickimc rickimc 9 years
That is just awesome!
kaenai kaenai 9 years
that's gorgeous! the only green building in my city looks like an ugly factory
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