PKdM Arkitektar is a Nordic architecture and design studio. Its founder, Icelandic architect Palmar Kristmundsson, draws his inspiration from Iceland’s stunning natural landscape and from his encounters with vernacular Japanese architecture. The partner, Fernando de Mendonça brings a dynamic international perspective from large scale architectural projects in South America and Europe.
The team has twice been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe awards and has its work published in several design and architectural magazines such as, A10, Forum (Sweden), Architectural Review (UK), Nikkei Architecture (Japan), Living Architecture (Denmark), Bauwelt (Germany), AIT (Germany), Wallpaper (UK), Architecture mag (US), Frame (Holland), Domus (Italy) and Opus (Germany). A dedicated international team of architects located at PKdM’s offices in Iceland, works for public and private clients on projects that include development and urban planning, high-rises, public buildings and private housing. PKdM’s architectural projects often incorporate the design of complementing objects, such as furniture, lighting, and built-ins embedded into the overall design plan. The aim is to deliver holistic projects, not simply drawings. This objective is achieved through close collaboration with clients and contractors as well as frequent site visits and hands-on follow-up during and after construction.
An unwavering commitment to the natural environment has been integrated into PKdM’s design philosophy from the start. To ensure quality and the environmental performance of its buildings, PKdM applies environmental and quality management standards throughout the design process. PKdM’s architecture is built to last, a consciousness that is demonstrated in its clean lines, inventive material selection, advanced design solutions and robust structures that can stand the test of time.
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