Started in 2011, Abandoned Houses in Rural Iceland is an ongoing project by R3 Radgjöf, Gláma-Kím architects and Stapi, which documents the discarded houses and farms of southeast of Iceland. The project also interviews local residents, finding out the history of the properties as well as developing ideas for future use of the spaces.
As you can see from these photos there’s still a beauty to these long forgotten places. The pastoral scenery that surrounds each of them is enough to take your breath away. It’s also quite interesting to see that many of the homes still had lots of things still inside them, almost as if the family that lived there got up one day and walked away from it all.
You can see more photos of the project by visiting the Iceland Design Centre blog.