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ION Hotel

ION is a new hotel located less than an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, set against a backdrop of mountainous lava fields, next door from the Nesjavellir geothermal area. All of the 45 rooms have a view across infinite lava fields towards Thingvellir National Park. In addition to the interesting design,… Read more


Katuaq is the Nordic culture house in nuuk Greenland. Opened in 1997, it houses a popular café, a concert hall and Napa. There are also regular exhibitions, cinema screenings and conferences. The original idea of the location was by the waterfront, as sea plays an important role in the life… Read more

Kjarvalsstadir Play Area

The Kjarvalsstadir play area was recently redesigned by Gudfinna Mjöll Magnusdóttir (whose work you might just know) to create a unique space within the museum for the youngest guests to stimulate creativity by exploring, experimenting and to discover new things.  I didn’t want to make classroom, I think kids get… Read more

Sigurður Gústafsson

Sigurður Gústafsson is an icelandic Architect, born in Akureyri and graduated in Oslo. He works in collaboration with Källemo AB and has his own architecture- firm, Arkitektastofan OG. His ideas about form and materials are closely related to his background and childhood in a small village in Iceland. His father has… Read more

Hringbraut bridge by Studio Granta

The construction of this six lane urban highway adjacent to the domestic airport in the heart of Reykjavík required a new system of pedestrian routes and three attendant footbridges. A two-stage competition was held in 2003 and the proposal by Studio Granda in association with the engineers Línuhönnun won first… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | Blue Lagoon

Hello! How are you? Have you already been to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa? It’s one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, and it’s also one of the sponsors of DesignMarch 2014 Designed by Basalt Arkitektar, headed by Sigríður Sigþórsdóttir, the spa is hiding in and perfectly integrated to… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | Sunday

Day Four: DesignMarch 2014 is all over town. Here’s a video from Sunday March 30: Enjoy!

DesignMarch 2014 | PK Arkitektar

DesignMarch 2014 – so many exclusive things happening everywhere! Book launch and exhibition by PK Arkitektar opened on Friday in Höfðatorg. The exhibition is opened until today at 5pm so, run! Here are Fernando de Mendonça images: Images by Fernando de Mendonça

DesignMarch 2014 | Kosmos by Dögg Guðmundsdóttir

Happy first official day of DesignMarch! Kosmos by Dögg Guðmundsdóttir opened yesterday in the Museum of Design and Applied Art. Here are Hulda Sif’s images from the opening.                   Images by Hulda Sif

DesignMarch 2014 | Culture House

Be sure to know this building:  Culture House will host a number of graphic design exhibitions on DesignMarch 2014. Designed by Danish architect Johannes Magdahl Nielsen and opened in the year 1909, the neoclassical building is located in the heart of the city centre. There is a collection of Iceland’s printed… Read more