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This is one of the greatest buildings ever made in Iceland

By Staff

  • A modern turf hut The house is located in Garðabær, a Reykjavík suburb. Photo

The design blog Islanders has just published a fantastic story from a visit to one of the greatest buildings ever made in Iceland. Built in Garðabær, a Reykjavik suburb, between 1963 and 1965 the house was designed inside and outside, down to the smallest detail by local architect Högna Sigurðardóttir. The concept was a modern turf hut built for a contemporary family. 


Modern Nothing has been changed since the house was finished in 1965. Photo by

The house is a true masterpiece and according to it was nominated as one of the 100 most remarkable houses to be built in Northern-Europe in the 20th century.

With its few materials: wood, natural stone and exposed raw concrete walls, this is the brutalist’s dream.

Read more: These sleek and modern vacation cottages in south Iceland receive international acclaim was founded by Auður Gná and Íris Ann, one an interior designer and the other a photographer and visual artist. The blog documents beautiful and unique Icelandic homes in a series of gorgeous photographs, offering a glimpse into Icelandic homes; A world somewhat hidden from those who visit Iceland.

See the whole feature, with many more photos here.

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