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glass house. Architects: Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados Location: Santiago, Chile Contributors: Cristian Riquelme Landscaping: Juan Grimm Structural Engineer: Enzo Valladares Paglioti Builder: Constructora Basalto Predominant materials: Wood, Concrete, Stone, Glass, Water Project Area (Built Area): 360M2 Project Year: 2007-2009 Photographs: Martín Schmidt R.
green roof Benefits: Green roofs are excellent insulators. Studies have shown that it can reduce your cooling costs by 50% and more during the summer months and in the winter your home will retain 15-30% more heat than if you had a conventional roof. On a sunny, a plant-covered roof <85 degrees. Extensive (sedum or grass) -is virtually self-sustaining and require low to no-maintenance.