From Rooftop Gardens to Skyscraper Greenhouses

 - Jul 11, 2009
If you've lurked around's Eco category, you know how much we love living designs and especially what we've dubbed ecotecture--short for eco-friendly architecture.

These large-scale living designs showcase ecotecture at its best. They start off tame, with grass roof tiles and examples of existing green rooftops around the world. With large-scale green skyscraper designs that boast terraces of gardens and rooftop CSAs, however, ecotecture gets cranked up quite a few notches.

Click through the slideshow below to sample some of the best ecotecture from's archives.