Iceland based architecture studio PK Arkitektar has built the house B25 in Reykjavík. Composed of two white volumes, attention is drawn to the building’s access which is evidenced by volcanic red stone tiles. “The house was conceived to be viewed from the street as a singular solid mass, and its entrance is hidden from the street,” the architects pointed out.
“The front volume is lightened by an incision, which represents the interior boundary between private and public areas. A light well behind the front façade permits daylight into both floors in the northeast part of the house. The sloping plot allows for the basement to be hidden and provides magnificent views of the surrounding nature of the Alftanes peninsula.”
A vertical glass section interrupts the front facade and permits views through the central circulation spaces of the home.
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