a cura di Julie Cirelli – Daniel Golling
PK Arkitektar is an Iceland-based architecture and design studio established in 1986 by the architect Pálmar Kristmundsson. The practice has enjoyed significant success in competitions, and its work has been widely published and exhibited. Born and raised in the Westfjords – a harsh yet stunning part of northwestern Iceland – Pálmar Kristmundsson received his architectural education in Aarhus, Denmark, and was granted a long scholarship in Japan. Through the many ravishing pictures featured in this book, one can trace this cultural and geographical heritage in the graphic volumes signifying PK’s architecture in Iceland and elsewhere.
The book follows Kristmundsson’s journey from his first encounters with vernacular Japanese architecture in the small fishing village of Þingeyri, to his rise to one of the most prominent figures in Icelandic architecture today. He is an architect whose eye is as observant to the contour of the landscape as to the details of a door handle – or, as Gert Wingårdh describes him in the book’s introduction, a ‘master of extremes’.
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