Eco-friendly building with unusual roof has cork flooring
Eco-friendly building with unusual roof has cork flooring A design company based out of Springfield, Illinois, recently unveiled its newest creation - a modestly sized studio with a unique S-shaped roof made out of bamboo. According to GreenMuze.com, the architects designed the innovative roof with the intention of making best use of the sun's rays.
The news source reports that the ski-jump-shaped roof allows sun in during the winter, but can reduce sun exposure during the summer months. The idea was to reduce energy costs as much as possible.
"This helps save on cooling energy and will result in maintaining much cooler conditions naturally through the summer months and still resulting in 100 percent solar panel activity," the designers told the news source.
Along with its cleverly shaped roof, the 304-square-foot abode also features cork flooring. According to TLC.com, cork is an eco-friendly material as harvesting it causes little damage to the tree - when the bark is removed the plant continues to grow, and the back eventually regrows.
Cork flooring also boasts a number of other advantages as the material is soft underfoot, sound-resistant and durable.