‘The Director’ Is A Towering Brutalist Cliff Dwelling On Iceland’s Black Coast

Nov 13, 2020

Category: Living

There’s no shortage of seaside homes, especially when you’re willing to dip your toes into the vast, unexplored waters of conceptual architecture. While it’s certain that you’ll find a handful of these intimate dwellings on the sunny, sandy beaches of some faraway land, Mahmoud Sherif has taken the path less traveled with “The Director Will Be Here Shortly” — an oddly-named brutalist structure located on the southern coast of Iceland.

“The Director” trades the embrace of warm earthen sand for the cold, volcanic remains of Reyinsfijara, complementing its shadowy hues, ice-cold waters, and abnormal rock formations. Set atop an outcrop of tiered stone, this similarly-styled structure acts as an extension to its surroundings, taking on an angular and easily-identifiable persona that looks to be carved from the face itself. After traveling through the home’s labyrinthian corridors, denizens will be gifted with an impeccably-designed interior space, showered in cold Icelandic light, thanks to a series of openings in its ceiling. A common area, complete with simplistic seating and flowing foliage, acts as the centerpiece of the dystopian dwelling, providing ample space for inhabitants.

Learn More: Behance

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Living

lululemon Puts A Modern & Athletic Spin On The Classic Men's Button-Up Shirt

A versatile long-sleeve made from technical poly blend material.

Posted By Tim Huber


Boundary's Recycled Bags Are Perfect For Tech-Obsessed Travelers

Boasting a modular expansion system and NYWOOL padded sleeves.

Posted By Chris West

Featured Image

This Cabin Cluster Offers An Unrivaled View Of Norway’s Stunning Coastline

The site was discovered by Floke Vilgerdsson in the year 868.

Posted By

Nov 25, 2020

Featured Image

This 312′ Superyacht Has An IMAX Theater, Helipad, & Military-Grade Security

A luxury vessel with a safe-room and “diplomatic-grade” conference room.

Posted By

Nov 24, 2020

Featured Image

Den Outdoors’ DIY A-Frame Cabin Kit Takes 2 People And A Weekend To Build

The final design comes in at 115sqft with an 11ft peak.

Posted By

Nov 23, 2020

Featured Image

IKEA Builds A 187SQFT Tiny Trailer Focusing On Low-Cost Sustainability

A $50K prefab tiny home gest an IKEA-curated redesign inside and out.

Posted By

Nov 20, 2020