Gallery: The Sustainable Sesseljuhus is the Heart of Iceland’s Solheima...

The Solheimar ecovillage that I visited while on holiday in Iceland was full of interesting takes on environmentally conscious architecture. For example, most of the buildings have sod roofs, which provide extremely good insulation in Iceland's cold, windy climate. Architecture in the village places heavy emphasis on local building materials and geothermal power. From a design standpoint, the most interesting building in Solheimar is at the heart of the village: Sesseljuhus.

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