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Stöðin / Krads

  • 01:00 - 2 July, 2012
Stöðin / Krads
Stöðin / Krads, © Kristinn Magnússon
© Kristinn Magnússon

© Kristinn Magnússon © Kristinn Magnússon © Kristinn Magnússon © Kristinn Magnússon +11

“Stöðin”, a roadside stop in the Icelandic countryside, is a conjoined restaurant, drive-through, convenience store and gas station.

© Kristinn Magnússon
© Kristinn Magnússon

Icelandic culture is in many ways shaped by American influences due to the 65-year long presence of an American army base in the country. Stöðin addresses this cultural relationship by incorporating architectural elements from the American diner that contrast the traditional Icelandic building method of in situ cast concrete. The exposed concrete of the exterior bestows the diner with a permanence unknown by its American counterparts creating a friction between its streamlined aesthetics and the rustic materiality’s gravity. 

© Kristinn Magnússon
© Kristinn Magnússon

An elongated bar-desk transforms into seating arrangements and characterizes the semicircular restaurant, which offers panoramic views of the scenic fjord Borgarfjörður. 

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Stöðin / Krads" 02 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/249675/stodin-krads/>
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untermStrich · July 06, 2012

mahlzeit/ Stödin restaurant, Borgarnes, Iceland by Krads Architects http://t.co/8gVdyrGT #architektur

Taufiq Randy Mulyono · July 04, 2012

“Stöðin”, meet the 1950s US resto on a roadside stop in the Icelandic countryside, is also gas station with store. http://t.co/4W39RK6z

Curves 'Graph · July 04, 2012

RT| Stöðin / Krads: © Kristinn Magnússon
Architects: Krads
Location: Borgarnes, Iceland
Project Year:... http://t.co/FGPS3m8Q @archdaily

Travel Writer · July 04, 2012

RT| Stöðin / Krads: © Kristinn Magnússon
Architects: Krads
Location: Borgarnes, Iceland
Project Year:... http://t.co/vcz7wcK1 @archdaily

James Lemanis · July 03, 2012

I like the "American diner" aesthetic, even up to the lettering of the sign.
http://t.co/MVp1OjlX
#architecture #Iceland

him + her · July 03, 2012

Architecture Stöðin / Krads: Architects: Krads
Location: Borgarnes, Iceland
Project Year: 2012
Pro... http://t.co/2z6EcJyK #architecture

cajadesastre · July 03, 2012

Stöðin / Krads: Architects: Krads
Location: Borgarnes, Iceland
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 4.... http://t.co/xO5gg1VQ #architecture

LittleBearProd · July 03, 2012

#ArchitectMuse: Stöðin / Krads: Architects: Krads
Location: Borgarnes, Iceland
Project Year: 201... http://t.co/LmSqGJAo #LittleBearProd

LBP Art · July 03, 2012

#ArchitectMuse: Stöðin / Krads: Architects: Krads
Location: Borgarnes, Iceland
Project Year: 201... http://t.co/CZCBcSMK #LittleBearProd

Architect Muse · July 03, 2012

#ArchitectMuse: Stöðin / Krads: Architects: Krads
Location: Borgarnes, Iceland
Project Year: 201... http://t.co/9vtMNNDY #LittleBearProd

Dulce _Kai · July 03, 2012

Stöðin / Krads http://t.co/FCbhRyFr

JK · July 03, 2012

Fantastic photos!! Even with such a minimal/drab building and scenery.

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