Natural Elements: The Architecture of Arkis Architects
Tomas Lauri, Livio Dimitriu
Arkís Architects is known for its Nordic humanist architecture, which can be characterised both by being firmly rooted in the Icelandic tradition and landscape and incorporating international influences. Founded in 1997 and based in Reykjavík, the architecture studio is engaged in developing local knowledge based on sustainable design through a broad range of approaches. Arkís Architects tests an ecological concept where city and nature form a whole, rather than being opposites. This monograph features a selection of the studio’s most important projects, including Snæfellsstofa Visitor Centre, Reykjavík University, and Holmen Aquatics Centre.