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Charred Timber Homes

These Icelandic Cottages Feature Turf Roofs and Burnt Timber Cladding

— December 17, 2015 — Art & Design
'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.
Trend Themes
1. Eco-friendly Architecture - The use of sustainable materials such as charred timber and turf roofs in architecture is a disruptive innovation opportunity.
2. Rural Vacation Rentals - Designing vacation rental homes that blend into their natural surroundings is a disruptive innovation opportunity.
3. Minimalist Living - Designing tiny cottages that prioritize simplicity and blend into the natural landscape is a disruptive innovation opportunity.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Integrating sustainable materials and designs into architecture can improve the environmental impact and appeal of properties.
2. Hospitality - Creating vacation rentals that prioritize minimalism and sustainable design can provide a unique and appealing experience for eco-conscious travelers.
3. Landscaping - Exploring ways to utilize and preserve natural landscapes in design and construction can lead to innovative and eco-friendly solutions.
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