Six ticket houses at the old harbour // Yrki architects


Project Status: BuiltYear: 2020Size: 0 sqft – 1000 sqftBudget: 10K – 50K

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Six houses at the old harbour

Located on a wharf in the old harbour of Reykjavik, these six wooden houses were designed to replace a cluster of

run- down sheds housing ticket offices for whale watching and sightseeing enterprises.

The project is part of an urban planning effort in making the old harbour more attractive for the public as more and

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© Yrki architects

more restaurants, shops and other services have settled in this area for the past years.

The inspiration for this project was an old photograph showing long gone wooden houses with the gable facing an

ancient alley in the vicinity of the old harbour.

The wooden houses are linked together by spacious verandas, with seating areas and storage units for marine

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© Yrki architects

equipment.

The random character of the former sheds is replaced by a disciplined scheme of repetitive structures and

designs and a limited choice of materials.

The small scale of the houses calls for a careful treatment of each detail..

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© Yrki architects

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