Trekking cabins for remote Icelandic highlands
Iceland is the land of opposition–being the most active volcanic region in the world, it is also home to the largest glacier in all of Europe.
The Icelandic trekking cabins by School Studio look to not only become a temporary respite along your journey but also strive to become a platform of contrast to view the contextual curiosities of Iceland. By reinterpreting the traditional building style and heritage of Icelandic turf houses, these cabins transition this architectural typology to a new form that frames modern views of Iceland.
By inhabiting the interstitial space between the extremities of a mountain/hill, it replicates the icelandic conditions. This theory then carries through at all scales; material, programmatic, and contextual, and therefore becomes a physical representation of old to new.
Extract from text off Kyle Bigart, Designboom