Remarkable House Tucked Beneath Rolling Dunes

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Rejuvenation of the Land and our Souls

 

Designed by Studio Granda, this lovely land house is sandwiched amongst the rolling dunes in the heart of Garour, a large parcel of land on the east bank of the Ytri Ranga River in Skipasund, Reykjavik. Due to volcanic ash fall, the surrounding landscape was harsh with scarce vegetation to begin with. Fortunately, with the client’s blessing, the denudation is now being reversed by an intensive reforestation program.

The living space and kitchen are centrally located beneath an in-situ concrete arch and are flanked by bedrooms, bathroom and entrance hall snuggled into sturdy buttresses. The north and south walls are fully glazed, framing Hekla and embracing sunshine respectively. The concrete floor is polished to a terrazzo finish to reveal the basalt aggregate and shell fragments that tone with the solid oak carpentry of internal walls and fitments.

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Gardur Landhouse, side view, main façade. Use of ArchDaily at www.archdaily.com.

Gardur Landhouse, indoors view, towards East. Use of ArchDaily at www.archdaily.com.

Gardur Landhouse, frontal view, main façade. Use of ArchDaily at www.archdaily.com.

Gardur Landhouse, indoors frontal view, towards East. Use of ArchDaily at www.archdaily.com.

Gardur Landhouse, frontal view, main façade, evening. Use of ArchDaily at www.archdaily.com.

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