Architecture as interconnections, Shoreline intervention in Norðurfjörður in Árneshreppur
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I propose a design for the local community but also to host arriving visitors consisting of six elements: a path, dryinghouse, bathhouse, boat workshop, a bench, and lastly six mountain ash trees. In these elements I’ve investigated architecture in relation to themes of the ecosystem and intertwine it with the area’s rich history and its natural surroundings. It’s richness is found in wood material drifting to shore from the rivers of Siberia and rocks and stones that have been there since land formed. These materials are locally resourced and become the center of my architectural view in this project. From there my goal is to interpret and serve animals, plants, humans and other organisms in the area with historical themes revived in the use of the inhabitants and visitors. On this path the relation between architecture based on local resourced materials have been explored and interpreted to be used by plants and local and visiting people and animals. My intention was to be influenced by the history of the people and the land and its ecosystems cycle. To find a balance in use of materials and their users. My clear frame in this project has driven me to question architecture in its core. Can architecture be a locally sourced structure and serve all of the living and nonliving organisms in a balance with a history of a place.