Arnaldur Schram

Arnaldur Schram

Reykjavík, IS


Hrismoi Apartments

Hrísmói apartments is a 10 story apartment building placed at the prominent corner of a new town center development for Garðabær, one of Reykjavík´s suburbs. Each floor has 4 apartments that are all designed to be flexible to be able to accommodate the needs of each occupant.
Conceptual ambition of the project was to create a formally clear and elegant shape that would be perceived as an object, and not architecture. The detachment of the mass from the ground to give it a sensation of lightness and fluidity; the irregular puncturing of the skin was blur the legibility of floor levels and scale; and the blurred reflection of anodized aluminum skin would blurr the building into the sky.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Iceland
My Role: Project Manager, Project Architect