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Árborg House by PK Arkitektar

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Árborg House is a vacation house designed by PK Arkitektar in 2009. Located on the banks of the river Hvítá, a two-hour drive east from Reykjavik, Iceland, the house has a total floor area of 256m² (2,756ft²).

The site is a moss-covered hilly area with views over a quiet bend in the glacial river in the spring; the river floats icebergs from the glacier through the nearby bend in the river, toward the sea some 100 kilometers away. One approaches the house from the top of a hill The building is organized as a sequence of events, from parking through walking between the garage and bedroom spaces, into the living space and out into the country-side The intention of the plan was to grab the mossy hill of the surrounding countryside and bring it into the living space, creating a continuous one-room experience. This enables panoramic views of the river and the distant mountains to the west.

— PK Arkitektar

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Photographs by Rafael Pinho
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