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Living roofs like these help connect the building to its site, both visually and ecologically. They also protect the building from summer heat, provide habitat for birds and insects, and can even yield an edible crop!

Thierry Dronet's workshop with Living Roof - The roof of Thierry Dronet's workshop in France is planted with perennial herbs and ornamentals. The walls are of plastered straw bales and cordwood masonry.


What you see on this page comes from the interesting and helpful book,
The Art of Natural Building

Art of Natural Building A fresh look at age-old building technologies, The Art of Natural Building offers a thorough overview of materials, techniques and resources from the leaders of the modern-day movement. Profusely illustrated, the book provides the philosophical basis for choosing natural materials, siting and energy-efficient design strategies, and case studies, where traditional techniques are utilized in modern buildings.

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