Designed by award winning studio Minarc, this family house is positioned in a rural atmosphere near Reykjavik, Iceland. Provided the very low density of population in the region, the home seems is isolated and surrounded by wild all-natural landscapes. The layout of the home is a juxtaposition of boxes of different sizes and components. The main body consists of two larger wood-clad boxes placed one in front of the other. The one at the back is slightly greater than the one particular at the front, and it uses the flat roof of the latter as rooftop terrace. From the main body two boxes protrude laterally like asymmetric wings. These boxes are single height and contrast with the major physique in size but also in what issues the external cladding. Like the final box at the back of the house that serves as a one auto garage, these side boxes are covered in aluminum panels. The other material that defines the style is glass. The front facades of the boxes are totally glazed, opening beautiful views from each and every portion of the property.
The most impressive element of the house is the double height front box. Thanks to the front glazed facade, hence box appears like a tunnel with one open finish. This portion of the house is the social region, an open strategy space consisting of kitchen, dining area and living area.
Like a reminder of the nature that surround it, the bathroom draws on the stone motif, with a modest round stone wall and stone shaped towel hangers.
The house sits on a decked platform, whose wood has already turned a cozy grey because of the weather conditions. The same wood creates side walls to this platform, and a single of the niches is employed as an outside shower.