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DesignTalks Spotlight: Studio Folder

In our DesignTalks Spotlights, we’re going into the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of what you should know about each of our DesignTalks speakers and why we are so excited about their work. We covered Christien Meindertsma in our first post, Alexander Taylor in our second post, Ersin Han Ersin in our… Read more

HA, the new magazine on Icelandic design and architecture

Madames et monsieurs, drum roll, please! May we present HA, our new magazine on Icelandic design and architecture, published by yours truly. The biannual magazine, published both in Icelandic and English, brings together articles and columns by leading experts and professionals, foreign and domestic, with analysis, overviews and updates. HA aims to brings… 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

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

Life in the Vatnsmyri

Do you remember the beautiful exhibition Life in the Vatnsmyri that we featured a while ago? The exhibition tells the story of the diverse life and history of the moorland Vatnsmýri surrounding the building, offering visitors the opportunity to learn more about the interplay between the city and the nature…. Read more

The Pink Ribbon by Brandenburg

Iceland turns pink every October, with various activities organized as part of the annual support campaign for Krabbameinsfelag Íslands, the Icelandic Cancer Society. We wanted to share a fantastic addition to the campaign – a slip road in the shape of a bow painted pink in central Reykjavik. With concept… 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

YOUR TEXT HERE by Marcos Zotes

Iceland-based architect Marcos Zotes was one of the four designers to participate in the making of the DesignMarch 2013 identity  (Hvað? you may ask – read more about it all here). He also set up an installation Your Text Here, a participatory, site-specific light installation that transformed peoples voices into citizen proclamations… Read more