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Contemporary Icelandic Architecture Practice

post updated 3 Apr 2021

Studio Granda News

Thirty Years of Practice
16 August 2017 – The design office celebrates 30 years of architectural practice

Major building by this Icelandic architecture practice:

Hof Residence, Skakafjordur fjord, Iceland
Dates built: 2004-07
Hof Residence Iceland
image from architects practice
Hof Residence – major building by this design practice in Iceland
Hof is a country residence in the Skakafjördur fjord, less than 100km from the Arctic Circle. The spectacle of the location, its remoteness and special program fuelled a unique rapport between the client, contractor and architect resulting in a building that is in every respect a direct consequence of that collaboration.

Recent designs by this architecture studio:

Orbis et Globus, Grímsey island, Iceland
Design with Kristin E. Hrafnsson artist
Monument to the Actic Crcle
Design 2014-15 ; construction 2015-17

Skipholt – 19 Affordable apartments, Iceland
design 2015-16 ; construction 2016-17

1501 – Residence, Iceland
Design 2014-16 ; construction 2016-17

Austurstæti 5, Reykjavik, Iceland
Austurstæti 5 awarded Njarðarsköldur – Shop of the Year 2015

Everything to Eternity, Iceland
Date: 2015
Everything to Eternity shortlisted for the Icelandic Design Award 2015

H71a, Iceland
Awarded the DV Cultural Award for Architecture 2015
Shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015
Mies van der Rohe Awards
The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award highlights the contribution of European architects to the development of new ideas and technologies in contemporary urban development. Launched in 1987 and co-funded by the EU Culture Programme and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe it is a prestigious architectural award.

Iceland Academy of the Arts – Department of Performing Arts in Nyja Bíó, Iceland
Date: 2015

Key Projects by Studio Granda Architects

Featured Buildings by Studio Granda, alphabetical:

Bifröst business school building extension, Iceland
Date built: 2000
Bifröst School Building Iceland by Studio Granda
photograph : Magnus Gudnasson
Bifröst business school building

Haus in Vordentaunus, Wiesbaden, Germany
Dates built: 1989-92

Raðhús : City Hall Reykjavik, Iceland
Dates built: 1988-92
City Hall Reykjavik
image : David Welch 2007

Reykjavík Art Museum
Date built: 1998-2000

Supreme Court building, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date built: 1994-96
Studio Granda building
photo : Sigurgeir Sigurjonsson
Supreme Court Building Reykjavik

More architectural projects by Studio Granda Architects online soon

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland, north west Europe

Studio Granda Practice Information

Architects studio based in Iceland

This design office was established in Reykjavík by Margrét Hardardóttir & Steve Christer in 1987.

The architects say this about their design approach:

“The process of building is a critical opportunity to refine, reevaluate and realise the thoughts expressed on paper. The nature of the building site forces an attitude of practicality and tactility combined with a comprehension of physical power. To fully capture this energy it is essential that the construction team is of equal understanding with the goals of the project as the design team and client. The rare talents which are at the hands of craftsmen can offer a new dimension to the design and edge to the finished product.”
source: about us on architects office website

Bifröst new student residence building also by Studio Granda

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