24 Jul '14, 5pm

What if your home was also the mall? At least it has a huge green roof.

The hill-like Hangzhou Duolan Commercial Complex is part landscape, part urban design and part architecture. It provides a playful combination of housing units, public open spaces, community gardens and recreational spaces for occupants of a new district of Xia Sha in China. Brearley Architects + Urbanists designed their competition entry by vertically layering two programs-a shopping mall and residential units and topping the whole thing off with a vast green roof.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/labyrinthine-green-roofed-hangzhou-d...

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