Nestled on a greenish landscape in Kvivik village, Denmark; these small, football-shaped igloos provide breathtaking views of the bay and the mountains around the Faroe Islands. Named Kvivik Igloos, these tiny, prefabricated houses were built by Danish engineer Ole Vanggaard and Faroese architect Kári Thomsen in 2000.
With black-colored hexagon and pentagon-shaped plates on the exterior, each wooden dome looks like a mysterious hobbit cottage. The green roof is another cool element of the exterior design. There are also skylights and windows to bring in a lot of natural light to the interior.
It is a kind of quick and easy assembled building kit mounted only with iron bolts. Each dome contains 21 sections in pinewood and Canadian Douglas plywood. The edge beams for the framework are cut with exact beav-angels, length, and perforation for iron bolts for later assemble and rising of the structure.
Kvivik Igloos are earthquake and hurricane-resistant and usable in all climatic zones. They are currently produced by Easy Domes Ltd.
Source: A Design Award & Competition