Amazing Artificial Grass Architecture

Synthetic grass is used in architecture to blur the lines between buildings and nature.  Here are 5 amazing projects from around the world that make interesting use of fake grass.

Fake grass walled home

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Family Home in Frohnleiten, Austria

This project was inspired by the work of graphic artist M. C. Escher  – see the prints ‘Still life and Street’ and ‘Ascending and Descending’ to appreciate how the architect has toyed with perception and perspective in this project.  The grass covered walls blend into the landscape; a playful illusion that’s aesthetically pleasing too.

 

 

 

 

Artificial grass house

Image Credit: Maynard Architects

Hill House, Melbourne

This unique property is built into an artificial hill; the hidden lower level has a cantilevered structure on top.  Rather than building steps or seating into the sunny façade, the designers wanted to make the most the space – so decided on a sloped artificial grass surface that can be used to lounge.

 

 

 

 

Rooftop garden with fake grass

Image Credit: Harold Leidner

Contemporary Roof Garden in Texas

The Dallas skyline is breath-taking when viewed from this modern rooftop oasis.  The artificial grass and greenery is a great contrast with the city-scape backdrop.

 

 

 

 

 

Fake grass holiday cabin

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Camouflaged Holiday Cabin

This prefabricated Austrian holiday home is named Amalia after the owner’s grandmother.  Built to offer views of the spectacular landscape from wherever you are within.  The exterior blurs into the surroundings as a tribute to nature.

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