Lonely standing houses on Iceland show the elemental-archaic exposedness of man in nature.
Hús úr steinsteypu is Icelandic and means "house made of concrete". Many houses and barns in Iceland were cast from concrete. The reason for this quickly becomes clear on site: this is the only way the buildings can withstand the harsh climate and the constant wind. The houses stand alone in the landscape and offer protection from the hostility of wild nature. Their roughness is revealed in a crooked billboard or a forlorn-looking petrol pump.
The concrete houses are typical manifestations of Icelandic architecture. They almost look like sculptures and characterize the image of the Icelandic landscape as traces of civilization. In the minimalist series "Exposed" they also become metaphors for the elementary and archaic exposure of humans to nature.