Detached house in Vilamarxant,

A cistern roof is an innovation in the field of sustainable architecture and ecological design, particularly adapted to respond to the needs of dry climates such as the Mediterranean. In the case of the single-family house in Vilamarxant, the vegetation cover is designed with a rhizome system with succulent plants, which contributes to create a self-sufficient ecosystem that minimizes the need for external resources such as water for irrigation.
Crassic plants optimize the use of stored water. This type of plant is ideal for green roofs because their adaptability allows them to thrive in conditions of water scarcity.

The Vilamarxant cistern cover has a remarkable water storage capacity, reaching up to 18 liters per square meter. This storage volume is essential, as it provides an accessible water reserve for vegetation during the hottest and driest months of the year. This system not only reduces dependence on conventional irrigation, but also promotes a cooler microclimate around the house, improves air quality and increases local biodiversity.

In addition, this type of roof contributes to sustainable water management by capturing and storing rainwater that would otherwise be lost to runoff. This method is not only beneficial to the direct environment of the house, but also relieves pressure on municipal water management systems, thus contributing to a more holistic and sustainable management of natural resources in the area.

Plant species selected for the green roof in Valencia

The species selected for this green roof have been succulent plants of the genera Aeonium, Crassula, Echeveria, Sedum and Sedeveria, which give the green roof a great variety of colors and a minimum maintenance.

  • Aeonium kiwi
  • Sedum hispánicum

  • Crassula sp.

  • Echeveria blue curls

  • Echeveria bombicina

  • Echeveria brown sugar

  • Echeveria dionysos

  • Echeveria Perla de Nuremberg

  • Echeveria secunda

  • Sedum pameri

  • Sedeveria leticia

Advantages of installing green roofs on single-family homes

This type of installation in single-family houses increases energy savings, since it improves the insulation of the building, reducing heating and air conditioning costs and also contributes to improve the landscaping of the environment, as well as helping to reduce the impact caused by the construction.

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