Elements is a series 3 small cabins standing in the common landscapes of Iceland. Working with the natural elements – water, fire & air – as a starting point and the main inspiration for the design of the cabins it enabled us to design according the fundamental principles, used in the nature. The purpose of the study was to enhance the atmospheres of the natural settings while inserting an architectural piece – a place to stay, sleep, and enjoy the unique environment.
Andrúm is the 1st cabin in the Elements series. The Cabin is located on the edge of the mountain, where the dense forest ends and meets the slope. Intimate forest turns into the windy open landscape with a possibility for an undisrupted panoramic view. The experience of meeting the cabin starts with a path in the forest that becomes a bridge, which is designed to be an entering point for the cabin as well as a panoramic viewpoint on its end. The cabin is attached to the bridge and floats in the air, giving a feeling of lightness. The cabin can accommodate up to 5 people and is defined by the big openings for panoramic views, double height dining space and a floating window corner, where one can feel being levitated in the air. Thin steel columns and beams, together with the bridge are designed to be the main structure, as well as the compositional element of the facades. The wooden cabin volume is attached to it.
Materials: Wood & steel
Status: Sketch Proposal