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The Graduates 2013 | Sigrún Harpa Þórarinsdóttir

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Sigrún Harpa Þórarinsdóttir is one of the BA-Architecture graduates 2013 of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. The task for all BA students was to design a refuge, a cairn on the journey of knowledge and self reflection that serves as a setting for educational camps for school groups during… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Viktoria Buzukina

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Graphic designer Viktoria Buzukina is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project Stafasmjátt is a multicultural children’s book with the Icelandic alphabet for children aged 2 to 5. It serves as the first introduction to the letters, helps to learn new words and gives a… Read more

The Graduates 2013 | Arnar Fells Gunnarsson


Graphic designer Arnar Fells Gunnarsson is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts. His final project is Galdraskræða Skugga, a new version of an old book of Icelandic spells. Written by Jochum M. Eggertson who is better known under his pen name “Skuggi”, meaning “shadow”, the book was first… Read more

The Graduates 2012 ❘ Birgir Már Sigurðsson

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A graphic design graduate Birgir Már Sigurðsson graduated from Iceland Academy of the Arts with Skógar, a no-nonsense brand for Icelandic whiskey.   Video courtesy of Birgir Már Sigurðsson

The Graduates 2012 ❘ Klara Arnalds

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Klara Arnalds is one of the BA-Graphic Design graduates 2012 of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. The Loft Hostel project is a branding project for a new hostel in Reykjavík. The hostel’s target group consists of young travellers who travel alone or with friends, who take an active interest… Read more

The Graduates 2012 ❘ Helga B Thorvarðardóttir Kjerúlf

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The idea of the project was to design a building that was open all year round, either for hikers who travel across the country or the ones who are on mini hiking trips on Reykjanes. The building reminds of a lighthouse and has openings to either the sky or to… Read more

The Graduates 2012 ❘ Pylyp Fomyn

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Pilgrimage at Reykjanes is the final project by architecture BA graduate Pylyp Fomyn. A place of departure or arrival for people that would undertake a forty-day walk from Reykjanes to the north of the country, it features guest rooms for the pilgrims, dining area and offices for the staff. Location… Read more

The Graduates 2012 ❘ Sigurdur Angantysson Hólm

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A conversation with the unconscious consists of drawings made over a period of time that were then collectively re-arranged and made into a larger image. That image unifies the various forms, patterns and symbols that were found in these drawings into an organized whole.   The drawing process went on… Read more

The Graduates 2012 ❘ Arnheiður Ófeigsdóttir

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Varða is a resting place for travellers who have undertaken a hike across Iceland, located in Reykjanes.   The design process was focused on the spiritual and physical journey of an individual going through such a long and demanding hike.  Step by step he finds the next cairn of his… Read more

The Graduates 2012 ❘ María Kristín Kristjansdóttir

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The Yoga center is the final project by architecture graduate María Kristín Kristjansdóttir. A starting point for the pilgrimage across the country, the yoga center offers yoga facilities for the pilgrims to become better prepared spiritually and physically. The building is located in the middle of the lava, where the… Read more