Studio Bua has renovated a seaside guesthouse in Iceland, adding a new corrugated metal skin made from an aluminium and zinc alloy.
The studio not only renovated the main house, but also rebuilt and enlarged the adjoining sheep shed. Studio Bua's role was to conceive a design that would make better use of the existing facilities allowing for more multi-functional spaces.
The design references local turf houses and the studio made use of local labour, techniques and materials, such as turf-stone retaining walls and hand-made tiles made from local clay.
Other building elements used are reclaimed from building sites in Reykjavik historical centre.