Sundial House

Image :
South facade of house

Sundial House

The curvilinear form of this house is a reflection of its passive solar ecological design.

To offset the building’s impact on the land the roof is planted as a habitat living roof.

Native coastal plants create a year-round active ecology similar to the adjacent natural landscape of the inland coastal bay.

Harvested rainwater is sent to cisterns under the courtyard patio to provide irrigation water for sustaining a bounty of life on the roof.

Roofscape of sundial house
Landscape on the roof
Native plants
Rooftop landscape view
Year :
2018
Size :
2500 SF
Design :
SYMBIOS
Installation :
SYMBIOS
System :
Extensive 6" - Slope stabilization
Location :

Point Reyes, CA
United States

Plantings :
Native plant palette
Maintenance :
SYMBIOS
Project Team :
Sim Van der Ryn, ecological design collaborative
Water system :

Rainwater harvesting

Irrigation :
Spray-drip hydrid
Project Scope :
Living Roof
Project Class :
Residential
Project Categories :
Habitat
Project Type :
Extensive

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