Art · April 6, 2021 1

The Green Roof On This Home Helps It Blend Into The Surrounding Landscape

Architecture firm KRADS has designed a holiday home for a couple of musicians in Iceland, that showcases a green roof that allows the house to blend in with the landscape.

A modern home with blackened wood siding and a green roof.

Carefully placed on a densely overgrown hill, the home has been designed with a concrete foundation and three staggered planes that follow the movement of the surrounding area.

A modern home with blackened wood siding and a green roof.

The green roof has been covered in local grass and moss, and is accessible from within the house, creating a unique place to relax and enjoy the lake views.

A modern home with blackened wood siding and a green roof.
A modern home with blackened wood siding and a green roof.

Blackened wood siding has been installed to contrast the green roof and surrounding trees.

A modern home clad in blackened wood siding.
A modern house with blackened wood siding and picture windows.

Sliding glass doors and windows allow the impressive view to be seen through the home.

Sliding glass doors and windows allow the impressive view to be seen through the home.

Inside, there’s an open plan kitchen and dining room. Both have black accents, however, the dining room also includes a wood slat ceiling and a black fireplace.

Inside this modern home, there's an open plan kitchen and dining room. Both have black accents, however the dining room also includes a wood slat ceiling and a black fireplace.

Steps lead from the dining room down to the living room that’s filled with natural light from the large windows.

Steps lead from the dining room down to the living room that's filled with natural light from the large windows.

Wood stairs connect the various levels of the home, while wood slats complement those found on the ceiling in the dining room.

A modern home with wood floors and stairs.

Here’s a closer look at one of the windows that perfectly frames the landscape like a piece of art.

A picture window that frames the lake views like a piece of art.

To understand the layout of the holiday home, here are the sections and floor plans.

The sections of a modern home.
The floor plan of a modern home.
The floor plan of a modern home.
The floor plan of a modern home.
Photography: Marino Thorlacius | Architect: KRADS | Engineer: Emil Por Guomundsson | Entrepreneur: Smioandi ehf. / Guest Prainsson | Interior carpentry and exterior detailing: Helgi Hrafn Jonsson, Jon Arni Porisson, Christian Danielsen