PK Arkitektar designed two rental cottages located in Brekkuskógur, Iceland. This is an amazing area surrounded with beautiful mountains and a nearby lake, Laugarvatn. Architect’s main goal was to design semi-rural cottages and to blend them into the landscape. Both buildings are clad with burnt hardwood paneling and have a roof of traditional vernacular turf house. Roofs were filled with vegetation which was preserved during the clearance of the site. Architects have also designed a wind-breaking mounds around the terraces that were made from the excavated earth during the construction of foundations. Inside, there are polished concrete floors pretty much all over the space. Echoing the exterior cladding, walls and ceilings are lined in stripes of pine timber in the same way. Located in the center of the cottages, there are living and dining areas. Bathrooms are located next to the terraces with a geothermal hot tub. Geothermal energy is also used to power the buildings.
Photos from dezeen and pk arkitektar