Kirkland Fraser Moor Designed the Ashraya House with a Grass Roof

The Ashraya house in Hertfordshire, England, was designed by UK studio Kirkland Fraser Moor. The contemporary structure is topped with a cross-laminated timber arch, which helps blend the house into its surrounding grassy landscape.

Ashray’s design stands out among other structures in the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a grass-topped, arched roof.

The house includes contemporary cues for a modern design. According to Kirkland Fraser Moor’s co-founder, “the primary concept was driven by a desire to integrate building and landscape seamlessly in order to ensure that the new dwelling emerges from the land and context.”

This design principle creates harmony between the natural world and manufactured structures, showcasing how nature can be integrated into any design.