Kaldakur 3 Garðabær, Iceland Single Family Residence 2.500sqft / 200m2 2019 Completed
What to work on when
the whole country goes bankrupt? Not only did the economy of Iceland buckled
onto itself in the fall of 2008, but it was considered a complete failure of
the political and social infrastructure. When everyone and none were to blame, how
does a nation go forward?
What can architects,
the progress servants of the failed ideology offer? Are we going to look
backwards into history for nostalgic answers, or continue as nothing happened?
and constructed by architects along with family and friends the spring of 2009.
The project was based on free contributions from: a building material vendor,
who after economic collapse ended up with full a warehouse of returned products;
a fabrication shop who offered us free hours on their machine; and Alcoa
sponsorship. The pavilion consists of 1000 different triangles, folded and
riveted together with 7000 aluminum rivets.