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Sustainable cities , Sustainable gardens, Sustainable landscape architecture, Green building, Hundertwasser, Green roof planning, Solar panels, Landscaped Architecture, Walls and roofs,

Roofs and walls used to be designed merely for protection against weather, the only 'bright spots' being windows and skylights. In future roofs and walls sould be designed for:

  • energy production, using solar panels
  • food production
  • water management
  • roof gardens
  • wildlife conservation

These uses are illustrated with a wavy-roofed building, this shape being used as thank-you to Friedenreich Hundertwasser for his brilliant contribution to sustainable building.

The fundamental principle of green building is: NO DEAD SKIN!

Green Building Sourcebook

Energy production

Food production - a tomato wall

Wildlife conservation on roof