Thermal Spa in rural Iceland

A competition entry with flexibility of scale at its heart

The proposal realises 8 individual guest accommodation pods organised off a central circulation route which acts as an intermediate space when transitioning between the accommodation and private access opposite, leading to an outdoor communal hot-tub.

A shared kitchen, living & dining space runs parallel to the bathing trough to continue the premise of the organisation of spaces around the central spine.

Commercial architecture design spa and pool for tourism

This sense of enclosure forces the eye upwards to the central focus of the night sky, while the picture frame windows within the accommodation pods maximise the connection with the landscape.

The building concept has been approached to ensure a circular design philosophy so that the land entrusted to us as designers is in as good or a better position when it is handed back. The guest house philosophy has been designed to ensure that the building can be phased up or down scaled to suit the needs of the business over time. 

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