By Elze Kurt  |  18 Dec 2022
  • Location:  Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Area:  Líkami og Heilsa ehf, Reykjavik
  • Year:  2022
  • Work Type:  Student
  • Institute:  The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
  • Status:  Conceptual
  • Team Members:  Elze Kurt
  • Instructor:  The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

'Concreto' is a latin word for concrete, which stands as a symbol for a massive concrete structure. 'Concreto' was initially designed to only stand as an architectural office, however, due to its massive size it was changed to a multi-purpose building. Now, having several walls and modern patterns on the facade, it stands out in the cold nature of Iceland.

The concrete structure takes inspiration from Tado Ando's works, where the architect was absorbed by the universal beauty of the material.

The interiors are luxurious and contemporary. Their color palate of the indoor structures and furniture doesn't weigh off the simplicity of the grey walls but rather emphasizes the cold tones.

Designer: Elze Kurt
Location: Reykjavik
Project state: Unfinished
Program: Dalle
Year: 2022

The West side of the building has oddly shaped patterns, talked influence by Zaha Hadid's late works.

East side. In the image, it can be clearly seen the "effect" of Tado Ando's patterned concrete.

Simple yet luxurious kitchen for office emplyees