It’s not just the the sweeping northern views of the Icelandic mountains and the coastlines of the south that makes Casa G stand out in the landscape it exists on… what makes it even more visually spectacular is the slanting and curved wooden wall that dominates an entire side of the structure, tilted as so as “an answer and an interpretation of the glacier towards the east”. Completed by the Oslo-based design studio Gudmundur Jonnson Architects, this vacation home spans two stories, rendered airy and bright by a facade completely covered in glass and a double-height living area. Indoors, the staircase is a particularly important and structural element, having been constructed with a steel frame and covered seamlessly with Icelandic bluestone, making it seem as if it were carved completely from a whole mountain. Amidst these striking elements, the home’s atmosphere is tempered by the neutral tones inspired by the Icelandic landscape.
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