Parisian architect Patrick Nadeau has married a green roof with modern design in La Maison-vague ("Wave House") in Reims, France. The hump house was designed as part of the Effort Remois, an affordable housing project, and "uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, especially in terms of thermal insulation." 

Front
Front
Rear
Rear

The undulating shell of the structure is made of wood and concrete with polycarbonate exterior walls, and the roof features a watering system and water retention mechanism (reserved for use only in extreme necessity) to maintain lavender, thyme, and small aromatic herbs planted in the surface.

The two-story structure is sited above the ground at seat height, allowing the perimeter of the structure to be utilized as a bench, and a special planting scheme around the perimeter designed by landscape design firm Ecovegetal consists of plants, herbs, and grasses that can maintain the home's climate year-round with minimal maintenance. 

Interior renderings of the home show how it echos the earthy sentiment of the building's design:

The traditional relationship between house and garden has been redefined here as the project encompasses in the selfsame construction: the house and garden form a "garden house".


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