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Munkasteinn / PK Arkitektar

  • 01:00 - 16 November, 2010
Munkasteinn / PK Arkitektar
Munkasteinn / PK Arkitektar, © Rafael Pinho
© Rafael Pinho

© Rafael Pinho © Rafael Pinho © Rafael Pinho © Rafael Pinho +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Thingvellir, Iceland
  • Architects

    PK Arkitektar
  • Design Team

    Pálmar Kristmundsson
  • Consultants

    VK engineers
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2003
  • Photographs

From the architect. Located in Þingvellir National Park, the summerhouse sits in between the largest natural lake of Iceland, Þingvallavatn and the Almannagjá canyon formed by the continental drift between the North American and Eurasian plates.

© Rafael Pinho
© Rafael Pinho

The Þingvellir National Park was created not only to protect its natural wonders but it is as well an important historical site, where most of the Icelandic historical events took place.

© Rafael Pinho
© Rafael Pinho

Hidden by a cluster of pine trees the house is out of sight from the thousands of park visitors and has minimum interference to the delicate nature. The 90m2 wood construction hovers over the irregular landscape and touches the ground in few points. The cladding is a combination of wooden plates and corrugated metal. The dining room shares with the kitchen the same space. The living room is adjacent to it and part of it can be converted in to an extra sleeping room. The wooden deck created around the house carefully seeks for the best lake views in between the trees.

© Rafael Pinho
© Rafael Pinho
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Travel Writer · November 17, 2010

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Nicholas Patten · November 17, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: Munkasteinn. http://bit.ly/cDRnpr

Gill+Dudwadkar Arch. · November 17, 2010

Simple and nice.. Munkasteinn / PK Arkitektar | ArchDaily http://t.co/BON9HxF #architecture # design

voisin de ville · November 17, 2010

j'aurais bien aimé voir le détail de l'acrotère du toit.
En effet, pas de couvertine visible donc comment se fait l'étanchéité à l'eau en haut des bardages ?

Backbone Design · November 17, 2010

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Barry Maguire · November 17, 2010

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JChris d'urbanbike · November 17, 2010

RT @ArchDaily: Munkasteinn / PK Arkitektar http://archdai.ly/bHVLNM Très chouette réalisation, sobre, minimale, épurée.

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GR2TF · November 17, 2010

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