Stórakur – private house in Garðabær
The scheme shows a house on three platforms, utilizing and connecting outdoor areas to the inside spaces. The 395m² house is made to look as it is hovering above the ground and has the structure tucked well underneath the large verandas. The Master Suite is also fully cantilevered over a carport. The materials have been chosen as to reflect the Icelandic heritage, the „stuðlaberg“ stone cladding and the graying larch and the turf roof, but infused with more modern cladding, such as zinc and white painted concrete. The communal spaces flow easily and are infused with the same materials as the exterior of the house. The central form „the rock“, is clad, both outside and in, from „stuðlaberg“, the indigenous Icelandic “fractal” stone and has a full ceiling glass opening, giving the feeling of walking through a rift in the built “landscape” of the house.
October 2, 2015