Reykjavik House

Reykjavik House, Kópavogur

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moomoo architects
Text by moomoo architects

 

The project of the house should fit within the border lines of the local master plan which was established for the chosen plot. Consequently the exterior building dimensions, including terraces and roofing, are 15,5m x 17m, which is the maximum area that can be achieved in the plot.

 

The house answers to the needs of its future inhabitants, both in the visual and space organizational ways. The form is minimalistic, plain white, with wide glazings. The house respects the surrounding landscape – sides directed to the stunning views that are fully glazed and other 2 walls are almost fully covered,

which allow the inhabitants to hide from neighbors and have privacy.

 

The main idea of the project is a terrace wall which was pulled from the house and bended in a way that it looks like it came out from the landscape. The glazings on the both sides of the house are sliding, so during the warmer season they can be folded, so the terrace makes the continuation of the area of the house. This manipulation of the shape of the house blurs the border between the house and the surrounding area.

 

While the exterior is plain white, the interior has an accents of birch wood. The plan divides the house into 4 main zones – garage area, master bedroom area, children area and living area.