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.
Kerið is the 2nd cabin in the Elements series. The Cabin is standing in a valley, where stones and grass meet watery areas. This area is so vivid – green grass and bushes, steams, small blue lakes and rivers, springs – all blending together.
The concept of the cabin comes from the wish to feel the water, almost be in it, that is why the floor level is lowered and the whole cabin is dug down. The cabin volume is wrapping around a central element – a pool – in this way all the functions have a direct visual connection to the water.
The cabin is designed to accommodate five to six people. It has a kitchen, a dining room and a small spa area. Inbuilt furniture’s – kitchen, dry and wet benches play a big role in the design as they enable the continuous unique situation of ones’ being just nearby the water.
The chosen material is concrete combined with the warm wooden cladding inside. The shape of the roof is designed to collect the water to the pool area and have a feeling of the never-ending ‘water curtain’ when it rains.
Materials: Concrete & wood interior
Status: Sketch Proposal