This country house in the south-western part of Iceland is one of the first projects by KRADS. Over the past 10 years it is gradually being worked on every time the owners, who live abroad, are in Iceland.

Langitangi Country-House by KRADS

Architect: KRADS
Location: Kiðjaberg, Iceland
Year: 2019
Gross built area: 210 sq.m.
Lead Architects: Kristján Eggertsson & Kristján Örn Kjartansson
Design Team: Kristján Eggertsson, Kristján Örn Kjartansson, Mads Bay Møller, Kristoffer Juhl Beilman, Andri Gunnar Lyngberg Andrésson
Engineering: Emil Þór Guðmundsson
Photography: Marino Thorlacius

Langitangi Country-House by KRADS

From the architect: The main focus in the design of the house was to create a careful and functional engagement with the dramatic and beautiful topography of the site. Partly submerged in the steep terrain of Langitangi (“Long-Peninsula”), the elongated building’s horizontal figure presents itself in the landscape as a geometrically accentuated topographic contour line.

Langitangi Country-House by KRADS

The building’s placement on the peninsula was specifically chosen in order to create a varied dialogue between the structure and it’s context. The rough concrete and the low, cantilevering roof endure the windswept site, while sheltering in- and outdoor spaces from the barren landscape.

Langitangi Country-House by KRADS

The country house is laid out as a linear sequence of spaces following a path parallel to the sites topography. This design shapes each space as a separate entity, each offering a uniquely framed view of the picturesque nature outside.

Langitangi Country-House by KRADS

The building consists of two independent volumes under the same roof, the main house and a guest house. Between the two volumes, underneath the roof, one finds the entrance to both and is welcomed by a framed close-up of the hillside.

Langitangi Country-House by KRADS

Upon entering the main house, a close up view of the moss covered terrain continues through a long hallway before one enters the living room and the view opens up towards the glacial river at the foot of the hill and towards the mountains beyond.

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