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The Harpa Trilogy, Part 3

Good morning! We posted about the exteriors and the interiors of Harpa yesterday, did you see the beautiful photos already? Today, we will end the trilogy with beautiful images of Eldborg, the main hall of Harpa that seats some 1 800 guests. Our talented photographer Adriana Pacheco good a chance… Read more

The Harpa Trilogy, Part 2

Hi there, how are you all? Did you see the striking photos of Harpa from the morning? That’s not all, folks – here are some more images of the interiors by Adriana Pacheco. enjoy! The home of the Icelandic symphony orchestra and Icelandic Opera, it also hosts wide array of other… Read more

The Harpa Trilogy, Part 1

Opened in May 2011, the Reykjavik Concert hall and conference centre Harpa became an immediate Reykjavik landmark. The home of the Icelandic symphony orchestra and Icelandic Opera, it also hosts wide array of other concerts and cultural events, including our upcoming DesignTalks among other DesignMarch 2014 events. The building was… Read more

Friday Candy | Reykjavik House by Moo Moo

Happy Friday everybody! While we usually focus on works by Icelandic designers, this Friday we wanted to share a beautiful project by a Polish architecture practice Moo Moo, enjoy!     The house respects surrounding landscape – sides directed to the stunning views are fully glazed and other 2 walls… Read more

Loft Hostel

There is a new kid on the block! Loft hostel is located right in the heart of downtown in Reykjavik, in a former bank building (that gave name to street Bankastræti), which has been recovered and completely refurbished. It has also a great concern with trying to create a welcoming atmosphere for… Read more

Reykjavik Lights Hotel by TARK and HAF

Reykjavik Lights is a new concept hotel in Reykjavik, managed by Keahotels. The hotel design is a collaboration between architecture studio Tark and HAF.   Team HAF developed the concept, interior and visual design of the hotel. The concept revolves around Iceland’s ever-changing light conditions and how they reflect Icelandic… Read more

Architecture Tips to Iceland Airwaves

Iceland Airwaves is just about to start, and we cannot wait! Some of the festival venues are a treat for architecture fans, too.   Reykjavik’s award-winning concert hall Harpa isn’t just a classical venue. During Airwaves, it will host everything to Kraftwerk to noise to electro. Even the Icelandic Symphony… Read more

The Nordic House by Alvar Aalto

You’ve all been to the Nordic House of Iceland, designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, haven’t you? If not, hurry up! Finnish photographer Mira Mykkänen captured some of the beautiful details designed by Aalto, who designed the buidling, the interiors and most of the furniture in the house. Armchair… Read more

Reykjavik City Harbour

The Reykjavik downtown harbour area plays an important role in the city’s master plan for 2010-2030. As the harbor storage buildings have emptied, designers and creatives were the first to follow the competitive workspace rents. In just a few years, gaming companies, custom bike shops, coffee houses and galleries have followed. With new… Read more

Abandoned Houses in Rural Iceland

Abandoned Houses in rural Iceland is an on-going research project that started in 2011. Run by R3 Radgjöf, Gláma-Kím architects and Stapi, it aims at mapping all abandoned houses on the southeast coast of the country. The research project includes conducting interviews with local inhabitants, research of the history of each… Read more