Six houses at the old harbour Located on a wharf in the old harbour of Reykjavik, these six wooden houses were designed to replace a cluster of run- down sheds housing ticket offices for whale watching and sightseeing enterprises. The project is part of an urban planning effort in making the old harbour more attractive for the public as more and more restaurants, shops and other services have settled in this area for the past years. The inspiration for this project was an old photograph showing long gone wooden houses with the gable facing an ancient alley in the vicinity of the old harbour. The wooden houses are linked together by spacious verandas, with seating areas and storage units for marine equipment. The random character of the former sheds is replaced by a disciplined scheme of repetitive structures and designs and a limited choice of materials. The small scale of the houses calls for a careful treatment of each detail.