The idea behind this breath-taking Icelandic vacation home was to take into account the distinctively different landscapes in all directions of the site. With Casa G's unique position, the north captures a view of the mountains, the south view is of the sea and islands, to the east, glaciers, and to the west, a river and canyons.
The tilting and slightly curved wall is the architect's interpretation of the glacier. I love how you can see the light cove mimicking the curve from the outside.
The only window on the east wall is huge! It is meant to frame the view of the glaciers to focus the visual experience.
Its amazing to think that these designs were created by an office consisting of only 5 employees!
Concrete and glass...it couldn't be more perfect than in this application. I love the light creeping out from beneath the landing--nice touch.
I love the materiality and simplicity of design. The natural wood and lighting combined with the amazing views keep the home feeling clean and modern without coming across too cold. The sheep help too :)
Love the mantle detail and the monochromatic effect of the flooring, sofas. and mullions.
There is no need to say how amazing these next couple of shots are. Amazing perspectives!
Simple. Clean. Minimal.
Love the panels in contrasting directions.
Here's to a great start to the week! I hope yours is filled with good things and great design.
Images courtesy Gudmundur Jonsson [via]