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bordering a lava field near the base of the bláfjöll mountain range in southern iceland local practice studio granda has completed the bakkaflot 14 residence. the home is situated on the edge of an established neighborhood on a trapezoidal site that widens along the south property line.  replacing the original house, demolished materials were sorted and recycled into the new construction, cutting down on costs wherever possible. 

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reinforced concrete makes up the majority of the primary structure, offering a more efficient thermal mass in a climate with extreme temperature changes. a green roof spans along the entire structure blending it into the grassy landscape with various slopes that mimic the surrounding topography. the smaller, more private rooms are located along the north axis of the home under a series of pitched roofs- large openings screened with louvered timber walls provide the necessary privacy and control natural light. the work spaces and offices establish the central core of the home while the social areas are pushed to the south along a largely transparent facade looking out over the property.

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the material palette both inside and out maintains a natural aesthetic- board-formed concrete comprises the majority of the walls. natural wood forms the interior walls, fixtures, floors and soffits, balancing the hardness of the exposed steel beams, concrete structure and dark basalt accent walls. skylights and clerestories natural illuminate the interior and the various forms and textures.

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the bedrooms enjoy private views over the site under a series of pitched roofs
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windows and doorways embedded within the envelope of the structure provides shade for the interior
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the structure blends into the landscape with its green roof
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the living space features exposed beams and columns framing large glass walls that open onto the basalt patio
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stone, wood, steel and glass make up the construction of the home, some materials recycled from the previously existing house
image © sigurgeir sigurjónsson

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custom furniture and fixtures define work spaces in the center of the floor plan
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all window and door joinery is custom made from kampala timber
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a skylight over the stairwell illuminates the center of the home
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client: jón pálmason & elísabet björnsdóttir
architects: studio granda
structural & environmental engineers: viðsjá
electrical engineers: vjí
fire consultants: efla
contractor: j&s verktakar
site: 1241m2
basement: 75m2
ground floor: 517m2
total: 592m2

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