These Icelandic Cottages Feature Turf Roofs and Burnt Timber Cladding

By: Katherine Pendrill - Dec 17, 2015
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'PK Arkitektar' recently designed a series of rugged holiday cottages that are characterized by their charred timber exterior. In places as picturesque as Iceland, it is important to preserve the natural beauty of the land. These tiny cottages blend into the surrounding landscape in order to provide uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains.

The rugged holiday homes were designed for the organization BHM Vacation Rental Cottages. The cottages are located in south-west Iceland, in a rural area known as Brekkuskógur. In order to ensure that the rental homes did not take away from the beauty of the natural landscape, the architects decided to cover the exterior in charred timber and several layers of turf. Vegetation that was removed during the construction process was then reinstalled on the roof of each cottage.

The end result is a series of rustic cabins that preserve the beauty of the stunning Icelandic landscape.