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Swiss estate made from natural and recycled materials wears a green roof

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Designer Vetsch Arkitectur has prepared a fairytale-like estate comprising a cluster of houses in the form of mounds and covered under grass blanketing in the Swiss highlands. The houses made from natural and recycled materials are typical earth house constructions which encircle a pretty lake.

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Made from concrete and earth, these houses are naturally insulated from rain, low temperatures, wind and natural abrasion, which saves a lot of resources. The dwellings have been designed in a manner that all vital areas get adequate daylight despite the houses having a green roof. To ensure just that the areas which need most sunlight have been situated toward the south whereas the nighttime areas have been placed toward the north.

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Bathrooms and stairs lie between the north and south and have been equipped with skylights to ensure adequate daylight. The house use recycled glass and its green roof can be used to grow grass or a variety of edible plants.

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Via: Inhabitat