KRADS is a practice for architecture established by Kristján Eggertsson, Kristján Örn Kjartansson, Mads Bay Møller and Kristoffer Juhl Beilman. Working from the headquarters in Denmark and Iceland, the architects run international projects re-imagining the Scandinavian culture of architecture and design.
We present one of the very first projects completed by KRADS — the country house occupied by the owners living in Iceland and abroad, situated in the south-western part of Iceland. Standing on the site for over ten years, the house have become coherent part of breathtaking landscape, creating a careful and functional engagement with the typography.
„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.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”, the team of KRADS summarizes.