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Hof House for Studio Granda

Hof House for Studio Granda

In the twenty-two years that Studio Granda has operated an architectural firm in Iceland, founders Steve Christer and Margrét Hardradóttir have built a broad range of projects that span the major divisions of commercial, residential, public, and cultural architecture close to home.

Their most-recognized work to date would be the Hof House, a country estate located in a remote location in a fjord near the Arctic Circle. The concrete complex includes a barn, church, cowshed, horse stables, and house. The surrounding landscape is scenic if barren, offering a grand vista of the nearby island shores of Drangey and Málmey.

The builders took grassland directly from the fields that stretch out beyond the foundation and re-planted it on the roof of the structure. The roof utilizes ample natural light from clearstory openings, and the solid concrete foundation and energy-efficient geothermal and hydroelectric power provides ample insulation from the harsh elements.

Hof House for Studio Granda

Hof House for Studio Granda

Hof House for Studio Granda

Hof House for Studio Granda

Hof House for Studio Granda

Hof House for Studio Granda

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