J Mayer H has designed a green-roofed family residence along the Moskva River in Russia, which has been integrated into the surrounding rural landscape.
The ambivalence of privacy and openness is modulated between gentle hills and closed air spaces; the building's cantilevered and curved storeys connect the inside and outside seamlessly. The residence features climbing walls and pools, landscapes areas and gardens, as well untouched areas of nature.
The greened roofs and dense floors improve the interior climate through surface evaporation and heat-buffer capacities for heating and cooling. The glazed facade around the entire building brings daylight into the building and interlinks the interior with the garden.