B14 – Icelandic Villa under a Series of Sharply Pitched Green Roofs

B14 is an Icelandic villa, designed by Studio Granda in 2012. The residence is under a series of sharply pitched green roofs, forming folded, fan-shaped geometry. The villa, measuring 592m² (6,372ft²), offers unrestricted views to the Bláfjöll mountain ridge.

All windows and door joinery were custom made of kampala and those serving the bathrooms are shielded with horizontal copper louvers. On south façade, overlooking the lava field, the windows are from floor to ceiling beneath an overreaching kampala and steel canopy. Two large sliding doors open the dining room to this protected external space. The former dwelling had a rich, mature, garden and this has been conserved as much as possible. Gaps in the planting are filled with relocated plants from the original garden that would otherwise have been destroyed and new species to balance the range and scale of flora. Paving is of, irregular, basalt plates, cut in slices from large rocks, and laid with hoggin that will encourage the growth of delicate mosses and lichens.

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Photographs by Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson
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