Roofs and walls used to be designed merely for protection against the elements, the only 'bright spots' being windows and skylights. In future roofs and walls sould be designed for:
These principles are illustrated with a wavy-roofed building, this shape being used as thank-you to Friedenreich Hundertwasser for his brilliant contribution to sustainable landscape architecture and building.
The underlying principle, as often in landscape architecture, is that landscape elements require multi-purpose design.
Building with green roof
A vegetated roof, designed for wildlife and for rainwater detention
A wall with alternating bands of solar panel and glazing.
If not used for another purpose, walls can be used to grow fruit