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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 | 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 | 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

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

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

The Graduates 2013 | Sólveig Gunnarsdóttir


Sólveig Gunnarsdóttir 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 the… Read more