Situated between the mountains and the sea, Casa G complements Iceland's impressive landscape with its own dramatic design. The main structure is comprised of a rectangular form made of concrete and glass. A curved wooden wall appears to be propped up against the remainder of the house, giving it an asymmetrical shape. Its interior mimics the surrounding volcanic ash with slate-colored stone floors and cabinetry. A matching Icelandic bluestone staircase leads to the upper floor that looks out over the two-story living area below. Walls of glazing to the north and south maximize views of the rugged scenery to both levels.
Photos: Gudmundur Jonsson Architects