With a simple change in height of the level the living area stands out from the foyer on one side and the dining area and kitchen on the other. Small staircases connect these various levels and a neutral color scheme ensures that there is a sense of continuity despite the clear demarcation of individual spaces.
The green roof goes much beyond being a mere aesthetic addition as it controls the temperature inside the house reduces rainwater runoff and allows the home to blend in with the green landscape around it. The 106-square-meter house has all one could ask for in a practical modern home with an open living area that also holds the dining space and a bright colorful kitchen in orange and blue.
It is hard enough to design an ergonomic and aesthetic modern apartment in limited space but the task becomes trickier when you need to also incorporate a design studio within the limited confines. Add to this the need to transform it into a safe and kid-friendly setting that a six-year old can also enjoy and you have the Brandburg Home and Studio in Poznan.
Green design is not always about cutting-edge technology that minimizes energy consumption and a multitude of gadgets that monitor your every move. The best sustainable home designs are those that cause minimal damage to the landscape in which they sit.
A green roof though is neither revolutionary nor is it anything incredibly complicated to work with. The idea has been around for more than half a century and for some reason or the other it has simply not caught on as much as it should have. But the last decade has seen a surge in green sustainable home design and with it interest in green roof designs has peaked.