30 Dec '15, 3pm

Green-roofed vacation cottages blend into the gorgeous landscape of Iceland

Green-roofed vacation cottages blend into the gorgeous landscape of Iceland

blends perfectly into the emerald green landscape of Iceland. PK Arkitektar designed the beautiful vacation cottage for a competition back in 2012, which called for proposals for 20 cabins to be located in the South West of Iceland. The architects used leftover soil from the excavation to form a wind-protecting wall that covers the cottage, making it disappear into the site. And then they added a pile of other amazing green features.

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