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Architecture + Property Information: Icelandic Building Links – Built Environment in the North Atlantic
post updated 4 October 2021
Iceland Building Developments
Iceland Architecture Designs – chronological list
Northwest European Architectural Projects + Key New Property Designs, alphabetical:
We aim to add more buildings in this North Atlantic country soon – submissions are welcome.
Location: Iceland, North Atlantic
Northwest European Architecture
Icelandic Architecture – architectural selection below:
Aldin Biodomes, Reykjavik building designed by WilkinsonEyre:
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Aldin Biodomes in Reykjavik
Planning permission has been granted for a major biodome complex in the Reykjavik region designed by WilkinsonEyre, working alongside a talented local design team.
The Icelandic bank, Landsbankinn, Reykjavik building designed by C.F. Møller Architects and Arkthing:
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The Icelandic bank, Landsbankinn in Reykjavik
The raw Icelandic nature, the basic language of the volcanic basalt stone, the horizontal layers of the rock, and the atmosphere of the caves and clefts have been a source of inspiration in the design of the project.
This index page is for architectural projects in this North Atlantic country on the e-architect website
Iceland is a Nordic island country marking the juncture between the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The country has a population of around 320,000 and a total area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), which makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.
The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with the surrounding areas in the southwestern region of the country being home to two-thirds of the country’s population. Reykjavík is the most northern capital in the world. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists mainly of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. This north west European country is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle.
According to Landnámabók, the settlement of Iceland began in AD 874. Others had visited the island earlier and stayed over winter. During the following centuries, Norsemen settled Iceland, bringing with them thralls of Gaelic origin. From 1262 to 1918, Iceland was part of the Norwegian and later the Danish monarchies. The country became independent in 1918 and a republic was declared in 1944.
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