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Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina


DesignMarch 2013 is getting closer, and here is a very fine place to stay during the festival: Opened in spring 2012, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina has quickly become the hottest place to stay in Reykjavik. Designed by Freyr Frostason of THG Architects, the interiors are inspired by the country’s Nordic seafaring culture… Read more

Reykjavik Harbor Path


Hi there, Here is a wonderful project to inspired you this lovely Tuesday morning: Harbor Path by architect Massimo Santanicchia, assisted by Mattia Gambardella and Ragnar Már Nikulásson. It is a rare treat to have an operating fishing harbor right in the centre of the capital, and in recent years, the… Read more

Hofsós Swimming Pool by Basalt Arkitektar


Designed by Basalt Arkitektar and completed in 2010, The Hofsós municipal swimming pool is a delicately integrated into the landscape, cutting itself into the site and opening up towards the view of the ocean and the island of drangey. In the Icelandic sagas, outlaw Grettir the Strong took refuge in… Read more

Open The Tower by KRADS + The Why Factory


The Icelandic-danish architecture practice KRADS along with The Why Factory, LEGO® and Aalto University bring the workshop Open The Tower to Helsinki Design Week. Starting next week, the workshop will employ elementary Lego bricks – some 200 000 of them! – as a medium in a series of architectural investigations…. Read more

Corrugated Colours of Reykjavik


The houses of downtown Reykjavik keep charming visitors and locals alike with their rich and diverse colours. These diverse coulour schemes take place on the corrugated iron plates that clad the old timber houses, built in the years 1870-1915, in particular. Icelanders started importing corrugated iron from England in 1870…. Read more

Stöðin by KRADS


Stöðin is the service station of choice for the design enthusiasts travelling in Iceland. Designed by the Icelandic-Danish architecture practise KRADS for Shell Iceland, The curved concrete façade of Stöðin hides behind itself a gas station, restaurant, drive-through and a shop. The design is inspired by American diners. According to… Read more

Studio Granda at Louisiana


New Nordic is an extensive exhibition on Nordic architecture and design at Louisiana, Denmark. The Icelandic architects Studio Granda was invited to design a pavilion in the exhibition. The pavilion is made from corrugated iron that is standing on Icelandic lava bed. It is painted blue on the outside and red in… Read more

PopTech Iceland 2012


Inspiring, inspiring – PopTech brought their show to town (and to Harpa) last week, thank you for thought-provoking, exciting and colourful two days over to you at PopTech! While waiting for them to come back, take a look at their collection of online talks on design, architecture and more. We’ll… Read more

Friday Candy ❘ WDC Helsinki 2012 Pavilion


Halla recently visited the World Design Capital 2012 Helsinki to partake in Design Round Table alongside other Nordic design experts, movers and shakers to discuss internationalisation of design. Interesting topic, don’t you think? The discussions took place in Pavilion, which looked so swell to us that we thought we would… Read more

The Graduates 2012 ❘ Helga B Thorvarðardóttir Kjerúlf


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