Norwegian houses with plant-covered roofs

In Norway we could discover the way they use plants to increase thermal insulation: their roofs are covered with plants.

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Plant-covered roof in Geiranger, Norway

We can notice that this is not a new technique as they have been using it since the New Stone Age.

It consists in covering slightly sloping or flat roofs with a substrate enabling the development of a plant wall.

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Costa Fascinosa, a charming cruise ship

Costa Fascinosa was inaugurated in May 2012. She is one of the biggest cruise ships belonging to Costa Cruises. She is 290 meters long and can accomodate up to 3,800 passengers. Her sister ship is Costa Favolosa and I will introduce her in another post.

There are 1,058 cabins among which there are 524 balcony cabins and 56 staterooms.

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