Architect Patrick Nadeau’s La “Maison-vague” or the “Wave House” is an affordable and modestly sized (1,400-square feet) abode under construction near Reims that can be viewed as "an outsized piece of furniture or a fragment of the landscape itself, in undulation above the ground." Mmkay. Blending sustainable architecture with landscaping, “Wave House” benefits from superb thermal insulation during both the summer and winter thanks in part to a curved wooden roof that’s completely covered with vegetation.
The plants for the project have been selected both for their aesthetic qualities as well as their natural resistance and minimal need for for maintenance (and include a mix of grasses, leafy succulents, thymes, lavenders and other small aromatic and perennial plants distributed in relationship to the inclination of the hull structure).
What do you think of Wave House? Do you think it's an attractive and viable green-roofed home or is it too eco-experimental for your tastes?