Holiday Home in Þingvallavatn / Krads

Curated by Paula Pintos
Architects : Krads
Area : 170 m²
Year : 2020
Photographs : Marino Thorlacius
Manufacturers : Russwood, Velfac, Bizazza, Culina, Kvadrat, Purnatur
Lead Architects : Kristján Eggertsson, Kristján Örn Kjartansson
Engineering; Structural And Hvac:Emil Þór Guðmundsson
Entrepreneur : Smíðandi ehf / Gestur Þráinsson
Interior Carpentry : Helgi Hrafn Jónsson, Jón Árni Þórisson & Christian Danielsen
3d Modelling : Guðni Valberg
City : Selfoss
Country : Iceland

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Textual content description offered by the Krads architects. The vacation house is fastidiously positioned on a densely overgrown hill that’s sloping north within the course of the nice Lake Þingvallavatn in southwestern Iceland. On a number of ranges, the otherworldly panorama has modeled the type of the building. Design by Architects team Krads.

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In dialogue with the terrain, the concrete basis of the wood home lies in three staggered planes that comply with the motion of the panorama. In an analogous method, the roof floor, overgrown with native grass and moss, slopes partly in direction of and partly with the hill.

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The placement of the home has been chosen with nice care to combine the building into the environment whereas framing specifically chosen views of the panorama. In the direction of North, the home rises above the low scrub to present an unobstructed view over Þingvallavatn and the mountain Skjaldbreið from the primary room of the home. In the wrong way, the primary room opens onto a south-west-facing terrace that’s intently surrounded by timber. From right here, the mountains Jórutindur and Hátindur could be seen concurrently a view is established from the terrace, by way of the home, Krads and out in direction of the lake.

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Aside from the terrace, the quick environment of the building are so densely vegetated that they’re near impenetrable. Preserving the panorama as pristine as potential was a significant intention in each the design course of and in the course of the development of the home. In return, the greened roof is established as an accessible airplane.

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Entry to the roof could be gained from inside, from the home’s sleep- and play loft, or from the skin the place the slope begins on the foot of the built-in boat shed. Following the ascend Krads, standing on the high of the roof’s edge above the timber, the panorama opens up in a powerful and ever-changing panorama in direction of the lake and the encircling mountains.