Inga Rán Reynisdóttir
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Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of gravitational forces exerted by the Moon, Sun, and rotation of the Earth. The highest tidal range in Iceland is located in Breiðarfjörður. The building gradually carves itself into the Earth, adapting to the breakwater and allowing the tidal phenomena to influence its space perception. The building´s variable spaces are linked to all the senses through the phenomenology of the site. The experience may range from being in full control of your environment while dining with a view of the Fjord to obeying to a space primarily occupied by natural forces, including rocks, flooding sea and open sky. Interesting journeys and dwellings are brought to life with these contrasting spaces, reflecting the threshold between sea and land.