Architectural studio Penda visualized a fully self-sufficient home for a family who desired to live and work off-the-grid. The request means that the residents plan to produce their own food at home, including vegetables, herbs and fruit. To satisfy this need, the studio's design boasts a terraced roof structure that incorporates planters. This garden occupies the majority of the building's footprint. During the winter, the owners have been provided with greenhouses and rows of planters that would suffice for the cold months.
It is endearing that during the design of the Yin & Yang residence, studio Penda was aware that through architectural interference, one takes something away from nature. As the conceptualization of the self-sufficient home developed, the architects aimed to "give [the] space back to plants on the roof," as well as nature itself.