Turninn / PK Arkitektar

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Architects: PK Arkitektar
Location: Reykjavik,
Design Team: Pálmar Kristmundsson, Fernando de Mendonça, Dagni Wiest, Leonardo Colucci, Helge Garke, Thórsteinn Geirharðsson
Area: 23,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Hedi Kairouannais, Rafael Pinho, Helge Garke

B25 House / PK Arkitektar

© Rafael Pinho

Architects: PK Arkitektar
Location: Reykjavik,
Design Team: Pálmar Kristmundsson, Fernando de Mendonça, Anja Schröter and Andrew Burgess
Area: 457 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Rafael Pinho

Árborg House / PK Arkitektar

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Architects: PK Arkitektar
Location: ,
Area: 256 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Rafael Pinho

Geothermal Pump Stations / PK Arkitektar

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In 1990 Reykjavík Geothermal Heating Authority launched an open competition for a housing design for the hot water wells. PK Arkitektrar’s provided the winning design out of over 80 entries.  This is the first of these buildings with others scheduled accordingly. These structures will stand as a symbol of the city of Reykjavík’s commitment to the utilization of the natural resources.

The Geothermal Pump Station is a 14 sqm steel structure (3 by 6.5 meters) constructed of two stainless steel clad curvilinear walls separated by a door at each end. It prefabricated at an off site shop and transported in one piece to a hot water well. The building houses the mechanism on top of the well, that pumps the water to a central control from where it is distributed throughout the city.

More about this interesting project, drawings, photographs, and history of Reykjavík’s change to geothermal heating following the break.

Architects: PK Arkitektar
Location: Reykjavík,
Design Team: Pálmar Kristmundsson and Björn Skaptason
Consultants: Fjarhitun Engineers
Project Area: 14 sqm
Project Year: 1996 to date
Photographs: Spessi, Rafael Pinho, and Pálmar Kristmundsson

Munkasteinn / PK Arkitektar

© Rafael Pinho

Architects: PK Arkitektar
Location: Þingvellir,
Design Team: Pálmar Kristmundsson
Consultants: VK engineers
Project area: 90 sqm
Project year: 2001 – 2003
Photographs: Rafael Pinho

Birkimörk Halfway House / PK Arkitektar

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Architects: PK Arkitektar ehf
Location: Hveragerði,
Client: Ministry of Social Affairs
Design team: Pálmar Kristmundsson and Bernd Kolb
Consultants: ÞB verkfræðistofa og Verkfræðistofan TERA sf.
Construction Supervisor: VST – Verkfræðistofa Sigurðar Thoroddsen hf. Selfossi
Site area: 1,560.8 sqm
Constructed area: 430 sqm
Project year: 2006-2007
Photographs: Rafael Pinho & Helge Garke

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Armann Sports Club / PK Arkitektar

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Architects: PK Arkitektar ehf
Location: ,
Client: Reykjavík City / Ármann
Design team: Pálmar kristmundsson and Andrew Burgess
Consultants: Conis Engineers / VGK Engineers / RTLS Engineers / Línuhönnun Engineers
Constructed area: 7,725 sqm
Project year: 2007
Photographs: Rafael Pinho

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B20 / PK Arkitektar

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Architects: PK Arkitektar ehf
Location: Garðabær,
Design team: pálmar kristmundsson
Consultants: Tæknivangur Engineers / Lumex
Constructed area: 450 sqm
Project year: 2004
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

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Fast Food Restaurant – KFC / PK Arkitektar

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Architects: PK Arkitektar ehf
Location: Keflavík,
Client: KFC Iceland
Design team: Pálmar Kristmundsson and Fernando de Mendonça
Consultants: VSB Engineers
Constructed area: 530 sqm
Project year: 2005
Photographs: Rafael Pinho

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