Green Style: Roger Dean's Willowater

Green Style: Roger Dean's Willowater

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 22, 2009

Roger Dean, the talent behind all those 70's Yes album covers, has also been designing a green architectural village. Titled "Willowater" or the "Home for Life," these are just a few pictures of the concept that he's been working on for years...


"Roger Dean has designed a sustainable village for life in the 21st century, to be constructed with a new building method and designed to be in harmony with the natural environment. He is currently bringing together a team of top British contractors, engineers, craftsmen and tradesmen to collaborate on the project to enable his vision to be realised in the UK.

The living spaces created by Dean are the result of years of research that has given him a rare insight into how the human psyche relates to interior spaces. The curvilinear shapes don't just look good, they feel good. The way Dean uses space is not only practical but is also economical, making relatively small rooms feel larger.

The curvilinear nature of Dean's buildings utilises new and unconventional construction techniques, including the use of sprayed gunnite cement, rarely used for domestic dwellings but ideal for this type of earth sheltered architecture."

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