Situated on a unique site offering a 180° view over Tórshavn, the island of Nólsoy and the Atlantic Ocean, ZETA has designed a one-family house.
The Faroese landscape is represented on the site with the presence of a river, boulders and terrain steepness and wild vegetation. The challenge was therefor to pay attention and respect the site and design a house that interacted with the surroundings without being too loud.
In order to integrate the house in the Faroese landscape, ZETA looked at what qualities were on the site and how to use some of it in the house itself. The big stone has been lying around for hundreds of years. The wild grass is allowed to grow in between them and in the crack, thus being integrated and becoming part of the landscape.
This idea is fundamental to the concept, where nature is allowed to get right up the house, almost in to the rooms. In the same feature, several corners are formed that can be used for residence or other purposes.