Wild grasses and heather temper the hard lines of this striking modern home in Iceland. Reykjavik-based Studio Granda designed B14, a villa partially built from the recycled remains of the clients’ former dwelling. The undulating landscaped roof appears to mimic the nearby Bláfjöll mountain ridge, while the roofline’s valleys and folds help collect rainwater that trickles down the walls in open copper channels.

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B14 by Studio Granda, Studio Granda architecture, Iceland modernist home, green roofed Iceland home, B14 villa Iceland

B14’s unusual fan-like roof takes inspiration from the site’s trapezoidal shape that widens on the south side. The 592-square-meter abode tucks the smaller rooms of the home, including the bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry room, towards the north beneath sharply pitched roofs. The roof gently ripples out towards the south side where the spacious open-plan dining room, kitchen, and living area overlook the lava field through floor-to-ceiling windows.

B14 by Studio Granda, Studio Granda architecture, Iceland modernist home, green roofed Iceland home, B14 villa Iceland

B14 by Studio Granda, Studio Granda architecture, Iceland modernist home, green roofed Iceland home, B14 villa Iceland

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In-situ concrete is the main material seen from the outside. In contrast, the interior predominately features rich kampala timber with exposed steel beams, and a host of other luxury surfaces like polished black granite and calacatta marble. A stairway built of sawn basalt and illuminated by a skylight leads down to a small basement workshop and storage space.

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B14 by Studio Granda, Studio Granda architecture, Iceland modernist home, green roofed Iceland home, B14 villa Iceland

B14 by Studio Granda, Studio Granda architecture, Iceland modernist home, green roofed Iceland home, B14 villa Iceland