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Gata Hrunamannahreppur, Iceland – ASK arkitektar
Year Built: 2003
A home embraced by nature…
This summer house located in Iceland is a nice example of a home that draws beauty by working with nature rather than standing out against it.
Though the house alone is attractive from the aesthetic perspective, its true beauty comes from the fact that it respects its natural environment. Thanks to the green roof that shelters this house, the entire view of its amazing location appears to remain untouched by any man-made structure.
And it doesn’t only ‘look’ at one with nature – the home makes itself even less distinguishable since it uses minimal energy therefore producing minimal damage to its surroundings.
The green roof acts as a natural insulator and heat absorber which reduces the need for energy for air conditioning. It does not entirely take out harmful gas emissions from the equation, but it does its job of cleaning the air.
It’s a truly relaxing home to live in that disappears among its magnificent surrounding landscape… what more can you ask for in a summer house?
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